Saturday, February 28, 2009

NEW EPISODE: Futures in Biotech 39: Food, Genetically Modified

Dr. Lisa Weasel discusses the controversies that surround GM foods
Host: Dr. Marc Pelletier
Guest:Dr. Lisa Weasel; Associate Professor of Biology at Portland State University in Oregon, and a member of Governor Ted Kulongoski’s task force on developing public policy for bio-pharmaceutical crops in Oregon. So if we can design crops that reduce pesticides, grow more effectively in poor soil, bring nutrients such as vitamins A to populations with high incidences of blindness, or even just taste better, why are we hesitating? Why isn't there a wide consumer acceptance of genetically modified (GM) foods?

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