Futures in Biotech

Feb 24th 2009

Futures in Biotech 39

Food, Genetically Modified

Hosted by Marc Pelletier
Dr. Lisa Weasel discusses the controversies surrounding genetically-modified foods.
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Guests: Dr. Lisa Weasel
Category: News

Dr. Lisa Weasel discusses the controversies surrounding genetically-modified foods.

Our guest is Dr. Lisa Weasel, associate professor of biology at Portland State University in Oregon, a member of Governor Ted Kulongoski's task force on developing public policy for bio-pharmaceutical crops in Oregon, and author of Food Fray: Inside the Controversy over Genetically Modified Foods.

Why isn't there a wide consumer acceptance of genetically modified (GM) foods? 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?

Audible pick: On the Origin of Species, Abridged, By Charles Darwin, Narrated by Richard Dawkins. To sign up for a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/biotech.

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