"Three interrelated issues mark our times:
We have altered the planet with our chemicals; we are transforming
agriculture with bioengineering; and we are contemplating the recreation of
humankind through genetic technologies.
All three compel us to reexamine how we use scientific knowledge:
will our new technologies be greeted with
'hurrahs' or a whisper of despair from the species that we have decimated, crops
that are gene-contaminated and people who, though yet to be created, may
yet curse us for our technological prowess?"
Marc Alan Lappé, Founder
1943 - 2005
The Center for Ethics & Toxics ceased operation
following the death of founder Marc Lappé.
is hosting the CETOS website
as a tribute to Dr. Lappé's ground-breaking work.
Britt Bailey, Director of Environmental Commons,
worked with Marc for many years, co-directed CETOS,
and was a close friend to the very end.