FBI Agent: Synthetic Biology Could “Reduce Our Population”
Synthetic biology is being quietly inserted into the food supply
by Daniel Taylor
May 28, 2014
FBI Agent: Synthetic biology “…can reduce our population by significant percentages.”
The New York Times reported earlier this month on a conference held at MIT on May 1 that discussed synthetic biology. The conference gathered an interesting group of scientists and Homeland Security representatives.
One of the law enforcement speakers at the conference was FBI agent Carmine Nigro. He is quoted by the Times as saying regarding synthetic biology, “These technologies do not just pose a risk to individual buildings or cities, but if cleverly deployed, can reduce our population by significant percentages.”
FBI agent Carmine Nigro’s powerpoint presentation began ominously with a quote from philosopher Edmund Burke: “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
This disturbing comment comes as synthetic biology is being quietly inserted into the food supply this year via synthetic biology vanilla.
Synthetic biology, according to a 2005 European Commission paper is “…the engineering of biology… the synthesis of complex, biologically based (or inspired) systems which display functions that do not exist in nature.” Unlike the older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology is seeking to create whole new organisms that do not exist on earth.