12:00am

Wed October 30, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: How are genetically engineered crops impacting the environment?


On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about two recent GMO bans. A federal judge in Mexico recently banned genetically engineered corn, saying it was an ‘imminent threat’ to the environment.  And Kauai’s City Council passed a law requiring agricultural companies to disclose which pesticides and genetically modified crops they are testing.  GMO crops are grown widely in the United States. What does the science tell us about their effects? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.

Guests:

Paul Towers, organizing & media director at Pesticide Action Network North America

David Freedman, contributing writer at Scientific American, and author of the cover article: “The Truth about Genetically Modified Food.” 

Resources:

NEWS

Salon: GMOs are tearing a tropical paradise apart

WNYC: The Battle Over GMOs in Hawaii

Food First: Mexican judge rules that GMOs are imminent threat

Voice of America: In Europe, Debate Intensifies Over GMO Food Imports from US

KCET: Mexico Bans GMO Corn, We Recommend Two Corn Tortilla Brands

Wall Street Journal: China Pushes Genetically Modified Food

CLCLT: Activists talk turkey ... and blast the dangers of GMO 

Huffington Post: Huge GMO News

Navdanya: MEXICO BANS GMO CORN

True Activist: Hawaii and Mexico on Forefront of GMO Bans

Organic Consumers Association: Monsanto Bets $5 Million in Washington Fight Agsainst Labeling GMO Food

CONS

American Academy of Environmental Medicine: GMOs Dangerous

Environmental Commons: What You Should Know About Genetically Modified Foods!

Institute for Responsible Technology: Dangers to the Environment

Harvard Medical School: Genetically Modified Foods

American Academy of Environmental Medicine: Genetically Modified Foods

Pesticide Action Network: Pesticides in Paradise: Kaua’i Test Fields

PROS

Slate: GMOs Won’t Give You Cancer

Mother Jones: GMOs are Safe

FORBES: 2000+ Reasons Why GMOs are Safe to Eat

Scientific American: Labels for GMO Foods Are a Bad Idea

Scientific American: The Truth about Genetically Modified Food 

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