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The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture: Dr. Thierry Vrain at TEDxComoxValley


Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned five or six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions and have been preaching ever since. He find himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature.
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  1. Matheus Cervo says

    The future is agroecological and other types of relation with Nature. This kind of thinking is killing all of us.

  2. Dr Victor Fursov Entomologist Beekeeper Teacher says

    Thank you for video!

  3. Patriot for Truth says

    GMO's are dangerous to animal and human health which is why they are banned in 38 countries. GMO's cause allergies, autism, infertility, leaky gut and cancer and many other diseases.

  4. François Vallée says

    Pourquoi le son de la vidéo a-t-il été volontairement supprimé ?


    You wouldn't know this but unless you were buying street drugs, almost
    no child required them, Vaccines were rare and unnecessary.
    This was the 1950's and 60's.
    Your fascination with drugs came with a promise; more cancer autism, biological damage to humans is now more than at any time in history. I am not being spurious, that is a fact. The list of side effects on most pharma drugs is extensive.
    The old adage (for human beings) safe than sorry does not apply any longer and perhaps since the war as many grievous tests have been applied under CIA operators/agents in Canada and the states. MKUltra, Phoenix provide evidence the science community would sell our human ass for a paycheck.
    Safe than sorry
    the rest of you are crazy assholes.

  6. David M. Zini says

    write "potato" (also looked "Solanum tuberosum" trust me) or "gmo" in ""The Lancet"" site you get no results.
    also tried to find any article from ""journal of immunology”” it also showed no results from before the lecture, but two years later, in the same journal Dr. Thierry Vrain mentiond stated: “Our data suggest that Cry1Ab proteins had no detectable systemic adjuvant effect in mice after airway exposure. Further experiments with purified plant proteins, as well as long-term exposures needs be conducted to further evaluate exposures experienced in real-life situations.”

    Took me five minutes.

  7. Tushara Jayalath says

    Promote mixed crop cultivation then no need of things what you have explained. People like you should responsible for all disasters in the earth like cancers, diabetics etc….. also destroying bio diversity. Once general public unveil the reality of this they will curse people like you… earth is not belong to you and me but its belong to all living beings …

  8. Lounge lizard says

    Given the known high incidence of tumors in the Sprague–Dawley rat, normal variability cannot be excluded as the cause of the higher mortality and incidence observed

  9. Lounge lizard says

    Many weeds have always been resistant to "roundup". These aren't. "superweeds".

  10. S Pol says

    I am a biologist i invented magic herbicide. I never published and did not tell anybody, because i wait for the higest bidder and investor for my idea. HiHi the price for my idea 2 mill. Euro. per shot. Contact if you are willing to pay to lawglobiolo@gmail.com

  11. Seth says

    This video is a total scam. It is titled the future of agriculture but all it talks about is how round up ready crops cause allergies or organ damage. So what is the preference more toxic chemicals? The future is about looking for new solutions not just criticising one approach. What is the mode of damage or increase in allergies? I guess his position is we don't know anything about anything which is a pretty useless argument. Make a new title called, 'Agriculture: We don't know' and I'll save my time and skip the video and save 17 minutes and 38 seconds of my life.

  12. Nathan Clark says

    Dr. Vrain is trying to manipulate your ignorance for the corporate organic agenda and is not to be trusted.


  13. Nathan Clark says

    Dr. Vrain is a purveyor of pseudoscience. Dr. Vrains credentials are often overstated by his supporters. He is not a plant biologist or a reliable source of information. His corporate organic agenda is against every respected peer reviewed paper. Don't be a tool of the corporate organic agenda. Don't trust me, learn how to conduct your own quality research that can easily see past Dr. Vrain's lies with a few quick searches into his reliability from trusted skeptics that I am already familiar with.


  14. Nathan Clark says

    Whether GMO or organic pesticide/herbicide/fungus, you have to rotate your method of treatment to prevent/slow the emergence of resistant genes. At least with GMO, you can engineer an even better GMO that resolves the new resistances.

  15. Paul Roundy says

    Pyrethrins are organic pesticides that can be pressed from some chrysanthemum flowers. These are natural poisons that protect plants from insect damage. We press it from those flowers and spray them on organic crops to control insects. We don't really know their impacts on human health. Fact is, we need to control insects on some crops in order to get useable crop. I'm not talking about a simple hole in an apple. Some pests completely rot the crop and fill it with feces. I would rather engineer the genes for well tested proteins into my food to protect them from pestilence than spray them with organic pesticides whose modes of action are poorly understood.

  16. June ribaldi says

    Thank you Brother Thierry I never push like before
    I'm here supporting the Truth it's now 2016 June 28th
    We in the US now have over 500 + Million Acres Weed Resistance and it now about to be Sprayed with DICAMBA since Round Up will not longer kill the weeds Far more Dangerous for the environment as well as Humans
    Here's the saddest part US Environmental Protection Agency EPA had extended an Open comment forum twice to listen to concerns. complaints , suggestions any type of Complaints um Less than 3ooo US Citizen Responded I was 1 of he 300 thousand voicing and responding It really shocked me more people did not take part Oh So Scary and SAD . And Now its going to replace Round Up Ready
    So very Thankful I live at the beach an not by any of the area where there starting to SPRAY AIR QUALITY SOIL CONTAMINATION
    However the #Chemical #pesticide Run off will poison more lake, rivers, stream ponds, and of course my Home The OCEAN #SaveOurSeas #SaveOurOcean #goorganic #OnlyOrganic and now more than ever~~~EVERY Citizen has to wake up and take ACTION on put #TermLimitsOnCongress as well as our Supremecourt and Lets not forget Clarence thomas our SupremeCourt jsticist was Monsanto's Lawyer for for 4 years prior to taking the Supreme Court Seat
    People WE HAVE THE POWER STOP BEING SO LACKADAISICAL Together We The People Can DO THIS Turn off your TV's TURN OFF Your NETFLIX get to know your City and start there Exercise your Power Peacefully Once you take time and educate on What term Limits and the History is all about see and watch the Video Highly educational as well as Informative on TermLimitsOn Congress Facebook
    Thank You Dear Brother Thierry Vrain For all you' ve and continue to do Sending you the Best BJ~Life `in Up ==BLESSINGS and JOY In UNITY and PEACE Big Hugs 🙂

  17. Smart Cat Collar Project says

    Humans thrive thanks to agriculture since thousands years. Their only mean of "genetic engineering" was manual selection.

    I think birth rates are the most urgent problem in many countries, not sustainable, at all ! and with modern agricultural technologies, we could easily live with older seed varieties, even if productivity would be much lower.

  18. Luther-King Ekama says

    He says DNA isn't toxic, no matter where from? Seems to me like scientists believe they know everything.

  19. Nicholas Bonetati says

    Herbicide kills the micro life in your soil. what a joke it's not majic.

  20. Nicholas Bonetati says

    weeds are just other plants. 100% organic is the only way to live.

  21. Noel Magnin says

    And what does he think about CRISPR genes modifications ? This is a totally different story …

  22. Ana Santos says

    Foi omautor quem pediu a legenda. Não encontro nenhuma.

  23. Ana Santos says

    Sim Cícero Araujo mas pouco tempo. Além disso não sei semdaria conta do vocabulário.

  24. Ana Santos says

    Quem poderia legendar em português?

  25. Earl Leonard says

    For a guy who would have had to have written quite a few essays and papers in his life, he hasn't learned how to construct a cohesive, flowing, progressive argument very well, has he? Doesn't introduce his topic or what argument he's trying to make, doesn't conect hia points…just kind of talks about one thing a bit, then another only thinny related thing, then something else entirely, then back to the first thing…It's as if he was only asked to do a talk like a couple of days beforehand and just quickly cobbled together some slides and a few anecdotes.

  26. SteadyBark96720 says

    Bull shit evil talk…magic!? horse caca

  27. Denis Brown says

    Let me draw you a parallel for the layman to understand in terms that you can get your head around.

    The gene revolution is nothing less than opening up "Pandora's Box" into the unknown. It's exactly what we are doing across the face of science even CERN are crossing barriers into the unknown.

    But don't let me detract . Imagine for one second that you are the Creator – or as others refer to as God. You decide you are going to play with your lego this morning and you put together the DNA strand. You had a lot of fun doing it as you have created something.

    Then one day in the future the very thing you created decides that you didn't create it terribly well and it's flawed, so they decided to undo your lego blocks and put it right taking out the blocks that didn't need to be there, and removing the flaws… Sounds good, it sounds like the apprentice is learning from the Master and now is reached a stage where he is showing the master what he can do.

    There is only one problem in all of this, firstly we are making a grave assumption that we have all the science and knowledge to do this, and that is where we are flawed. Who is to say we aren't missing a key component in understanding that makes us flawed and worse still we will introduce our own flaws in our own attempt in creativeness.

    If for argument sake God is all knowing all balanced both from the thinking , physical and spiritual realm surely he's ahead of us by a long chalk. Not that I want to give God credit but when you look at the planet it's pretty amazing and then when you look at what we've done hmm. It says it all really.

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  29. MrChristopherGuest says

    The interesting thing about superweeds is that it shows that we didn't need to put genes from other species into plants to get herbicide resistance. So you have to ask, what's the point?

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