Zack Denfeld, a self-described information ecologist and lecturer at Pacific Northwest College of Art -- and my good friend -- is developing a creative form of resistance through his Center for Genomic Gastronomy. Taking a Yes Men-inspired, tongue-in-cheek approach, Zack is extending the logic of genetically modified organisms to their unnatural conclusion by putting them in situations their inventors never considered. In his first experiment with the Center, Zack made sushi rolls out of GloFish -- a patented, genetically engineered fluorescent zebrafish, which is publicly available as a pet. The idea, as Zack explains in the above video, is to …
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Bryan Farrell a New York-based writer, covering topics that range from the environment and climate change to foreign policy and militarism. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including The Nation, Mother Jones and The Guardian.