Creating a Biotech co-op laboratory space in Timor-Leste, a place with no bioengineering laws
Im looking for a community to help create a biological laboratory Co-op in Timor Leste, a small country about 1.5 hours flight from Bali. It gained its independence from Indonesia in 2000, and is politically stable but very poor and in desperate need of better agriculture and economy.
Timor Leste currently has absolutely no laws on genetic technology--no patents, no research permits needed, no issues with distribution or export or selling.
That means we can create and distribute any kind of genetic technology anywhere on earth - no matter who thinks they "own" that tech.
We can create trees and crops that grow bigger and faster and more productive, we can alter the shape and expression of plant, and have them produce useful metabolites, or even antibodies against deadly diseases.
We can actually implement ways of disincentivizing deforesation, stop desertification, and bring food to salty soil, or eliminate major pests on the island.
All of these things Timor Leste sorely needs.
We need to discuss the exact implementation, goals, and strategy to establish Timor Leste as a Biotechnology haven that will allow us to use genetic engineering to its fullest extent to help the world and save its biodiversty, all while helping give a new and profitable industry to one of the poorest countries on earth that has been exploited by more powerful countries for decades.
We can eventually use the lab potentially as a place where we can assemble or distribute tech that would not be allowed in your home country
I have have a biological laboratory in Bali where we grow mushroom species commercially and do plant tissue culture. I am willing to put in time and effort to making this happen within the next year- but this lab will benefit everyone, and i want to make the space available to everyone the world over who is tired of the needless rules and restrictions on bio engineering at a time when our world needs it most.
Anyway, send me an email if your interested in contributing or helping out,
I put up a post on the biohacking facebook group, but im going to take it down in a few hours.
or send me an email at [email protected]