Logo for the campaign to try to stop a Kickstarter project that intends to distribute synthetic biology seeds (glowing plants) across the USA. This gimmick of a project is raising a lot of money and interest. The main problem is that no one knows what possible side effects these seeds may have. New technology needs to be monitored and assessed before it is released into the environment. History is full of industry-driven technologies that caused havoc before we realised (DDT, Pesticides, GM, Tobacco, etc). The precautionary principle is a wise idea – monitor, test and assess BEFORE release. Once a new chemical or life-form is released it might be impossible to contain it. The emerging science of Synthetic Biology has no regulations and no-one is really checking on it, even in the US. This campaign is run by ETC Group, a new-technologies watch-dog. Kickstarted refused to take responsibility, or even allow a debate, so the campaign is based at Indiegogo, an alternative website to Kickstarter. Please visit the campaign page and show your support.