Internationally renowned biodiversity and global-justice activist, author, and philosopher, Dr. Vandana Shiva was at Seattle’s Town Hall in 2013 and shared her thoughts on the future of food. In this series, we address the issue of genetically modified (GMO) food as she breaks down the takeover of agricultural seed, focuses on industrial agriculture’s international environmental impacts, and addresses the global need for access to good food for all.
How might some people from cultures that have centered their diet and spirituality around salmon feel about genetically engineered salmon?
KBCS News & Public Affairs Director, Sonya Green speaks with Rob Purser, Fisheries Director of the Suquamish Tribe, Valerie Segrest, Community Nutritionist and registered member of the Muckleshoot Tribe, and Anne Mosness, long time Fisherwoman and President of the Women’s Maritime Association about their take on the possible approval of genetically engineered salmon for commercial sale.
Listen to the discussion here
According to recent study, more pesticides are being used than ever before on genetically modified, “Round-up Ready”, corn crops and genetically modified cotton. Host Sean Donovan interviewed Dr. Chuck Benbrook, Faculty Member of Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.
You know the saying, you are what you eat? Well what if you don’t know what’s in the food you’re eating?
Genetically modified food (GMO’s) is a hot topic of debate. What is genetically modified food? Is it good or harmful?
In Washington State come November, voters will decide the fate of Initiative 522, which would to require special labeling of genetically modified foods. Federal law does not require genetically engineered food labeling.
To discuss GMO’s versus non-GMO’s and i-522, Sonya Green speaks with three guests:
- Director of Public Affairs at Puget Consumer Coop, Trudy Bialic
- Board member from Washington State Physicians for Social Responsibility (and a registered nurse), Karen Bowman
- Eastern Washington conventional wheat grower, Tom Stahl from Waterville, Washington
Listen to the interview: KBCS_M+I_2013-05-01_GMO
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