Feed Me, Seymour
When we think of geoengineering the environment to counteract global climate change, we typically conjure the image of massive projects like blocking out sunlight.
But a new report suggests that a biological approach to geoengineering — gene hacking the DNA of plants and animals to curb carbon emissions — could be a far more useful approach, according to Axios. In other words, the idea is that we need to alter the entire biosphere to make up for the damage humanity has done to the planet.
The report, which was published this month by a science policy think tank called The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, lays out three ways that we might gene-hack our way out of climate change.
One is gene-hacking cattle and other farm animals to cut down on, well, emissions. Aside from that, the report argues that gene-hacking crop plants