Fourat Janabi discusses his transformation from anti-GMO activist to supporter of GMOs

| | November 12, 2013
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Fourat Janabi, author of “Random Rationality: a Rational Guide to an Irrational World,” sat down with Green State TV to discuss how he changed his views on GMOs. Previously an anti-GMO activist, Janabi started to rethink his views when he read Ray Kurzweil’s “The Singularity is Near,” in which Kurzweil talks about “the dangers of not accepting technology.” Further research into Golden Rice and writings by Kevin Folta, interim chairman the University of Florida’s horticulture program, further solidified the notion that GMOs are not dangerous for human health and are in fact beneficial.

People’s lives are hanging in the balance. You know, it’s nice and easy when we are here in the West and we’re well-fed, but there are starving people in Africa and Southeast Asia. A billion people go to sleep hungry every single night. Sixteen million of those die in a year, nine million of those are kids. Genetically modified food, which is just as safe as conventional food, can help them.

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