Published today, Monday Dec. 4th 2017 by Independent Science News:
“Gates Foundation Hired PR Firm to Manipulate UN Over Gene Drives,” was written
by Jonathan Latham, PhD.
Synopsis: Dec 5th is the opening day of a UN meeting in Montreal whose purpose is to help governments protect biodiversity. That meeting may decide the fate of gene drives, a technology in which the Gates Foundation is heavily invested, especially through its Target Malaria project. Gene drives are an experimental genetic technology intended to cause population extinctions. Freedom of Information act emails obtained from the University of North Carolina and released today, however, show that, in advance of that meeting, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has for months been seeking to secretly influence its outcome in favour of gene drive use. The Foundation has hired a PR consultancy which then recruited large numbers of academics and has been guiding their participation to sway an online forum organised to prepare for the Montreal meeting. This preparation has been coordinated with the insider help of three of the main participants of that upcoming UN meeting.
Read the entire story at: https://www.independentsciencenews.org/news/gates-foundation-hired-pr-firm-to-manipulate-un-over-gene-drives/
The entire set of Gene Drive FOIA emails can be accessed here: http://www.pricklyresearch.com/AutoIndex/index.php?dir=genedrivefiles/