What’s the story with genetic pest management (GPM)?

K. Guthrie,  Predator Free NZ,  2017.

Breakthrough genetic technologies are likely to play a key role in achieving a predator-free future. But it’s important that we understand what the various technologies are now – as they’re being developed – not when they’re about to be implemented.

We need to debate the issues and become as informed as possible; to know if there are risks involved in particular techniques and what safeguards will be in place. We need to be able to make informed choices, once such choices become possible. Not all genetic techniques, for example, involve ‘genetic engineering’.