Futures in Biotech 39

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Futures in Biotech
Episode 39


Futures in Biotech 39: Food, Genetically Modified

Topic

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?

Guest

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.

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Production Notes

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  • Recorded Date: February 2009
  • Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Duration: 48:04
  • Log line: Dr. Lisa Weasel discusses the controversies surrounding genetically-modified foods.
  • Edited by: Marc
  • Notes: There was a spot where Marc asks her to unplug her laptop for a moment. This type of thing should be edited out for next time - Dane.

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