The Playbook for GMO 2.0 is Going Exactly to Plan, Brands Step in to Combat it
Gravely concerned about this issue, Albert Straus, founder/CEO of Straus Family Creamery, has partnered with the Non-GMO Project on its first-ever, dairy-focused campaign during National Dairy Month to bring awareness to the agricultural and environmental threat of synbio dairy called “How Do You Milk a Microbe?”
“Synthetic biology is a threat to our farming system and healthy soils, which take care of our land, animals and communities. As such, it will continue the decline of organic family farms and create a less healthy food supply for our population,” he said. “Organic dairy farming and milk production are the foundation for a carbon-neutral dairy farming model, something that we’ll achieve on my farm by 2023.”
The benefits of regenerative organic farming practices and leveraging the soil’s ability to mitigate climate change somehow get lost in the discussion when it comes to synthetic biology. Overshadowing it is the blindly accepted assumption that because synthetic biology does not use animals or CAFOs, its environmental impact is much less deleterious.