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Talking Biotech: Can GMO flowers help educate public on genetic engineering?; How EWG’s Dirty Dozen applies to strawberries?

& | February 26, 2016 |

In today’s Talking Biotech Podcast the first guest is Keira Havens. She’s the CEO of Revolution Bio, a company turned non-profit that is interested in using the power of plants to introduce the public to the power of genetic engineering. They have found good public support for genetically engineered flowers, and hope that this technology is a gateway to a broader understanding of the technology.

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In part two, Dr. Natalia Peres talks about the EWG’s Dirty Dozen, especially as the concept applies to strawberries. Strawberries are EWG’s #3 “dirty” fruit on their agenda, and Dr. Peres tells the facts about the pesticides used and their relative risks. Spoiler alert: Your strawberries are safe, right out of the field!

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Natalia Peres, strawberry pathologist

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  • I’m sorry folks, but this will be construed by organic activists as a scam.

    Remember when humanitarian GMO crops were held to be a “gateway” to broader public support for agricultural genetic-engineering? How did that work out? Those crops are on he back burner, and we’re no further ahead.

    Other professions don’t have to lure the public in. Why should we?

    • Volksbefreier

      Humanitarian crops? Did you genetically modify them to make them sentient and intelligent? (Sarcasm. Sorry, spinmeister, you won’t be able to use this one.)

  • Volksbefreier

    “Talking Biotech: Can GMO flowers help educate public on genetic engineering?; How EWG’s Dirty Dozen applies to strawberries?”

    Educate as in re – educate, with PR brainwashing? Typical.

    • WeGotta

      Because if people don’t support GMO, it’s obviously because they are stupid and need scientists’ help.

  • Volksbefreier