As early as 2021, Bayer (previously Bayer-Monsanto) will release SmartStax Pro, the first federally-approved GMO to use RNA interference – a biological process that prevents cells from creating specific proteins – to defend plants against consumption by specific insect pests. Release of a GMO naturally corresponds with a reduction in biodiversity as the previous crops are outcompeted…Read more
About: William G. Burke
William G. Burke is a Juris Doctor candidate with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. He completed his Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology through Western University and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, where he worked on developing alternative pest management strategies. William enjoys public speaking and legal research as well as volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada. His legal interests include technology, intellectual property, and international law, and he hopes to pursue a career as a litigator.
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