Podcast: Has the GMO debate reached a turning point?

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For more than a decade now, environmentalist groups have waged a successful campaign against biotechnology in agriculture. Playing on the public’s fear of “frakenfoods,” NGOs like Greenpeace have slowed, and sometimes even stopped, innovations in agriculture that could save millions of lives by making food cheaper, safer and more abundant.

But things are changing.

Dr. Stuart Smyth says the tide of public opinion may be turning against the environmentalist movement as consumers begin discovering the benefits of genetic engineering and green fatigue sets in.

Read full, original post: Episode 26: Greenpeace on Trial: Dr. Stuart Smyth

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