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Genetically Modified Food

The Takeaway

Political Science: Where Evidence & Ideology Collide

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Plenty of politicians say they're not scientists. But when politics bumps up against science, there are consequences for all of us.

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The Takeaway

The Hard Truth About 'All Natural' Labels

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The FDA's been pushed to regulate food labels on all sorts of things. But they won't touch labels on "natural foods" or GMOs.

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The Takeaway

The GMO Debate: Your Response

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Takeaway team strives to make sure your voice is included in our discussions. We got tons of comments, tweets, and calls in response to our segments on GMOs.

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The Takeaway

Transcript: A Monsanto Exec Takes On the GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here you will find a transcript of Takeaway Host John Hockenberry's interview with Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto.

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The Takeaway

Vandana Shiva, Voice of the Anti-GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Takeaway hears the other side of the GMO debate with the woman leading the crusade against them, Vandana Shiva.

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The Takeaway

Cracking the Myths About 'Evil' Genetically Modified Food

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Activists have long condemned GMOs for a host of problems, but the pro-nature movement may have turned anti-science, and it's threatening our ability to feed the world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Connecticut Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Connecticut has passed a bill requiring specific GMO food labeling, but four other states have to pass such legislation first. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University, and author of an updated edition of Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2013) talks about the trigger provisions and the larger movement to require special labels for GMO foods.

 

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On The Media

Manipulating Science Reporting

Friday, September 28, 2012

Last week, a group of scientists in France released a study linking genetically modified food with cancer. Journalists who wanted to see an advanced copy of the research had to sign a confidentially agreement that ensured they wouldn't be able to get other scientists to weigh in on the study. Brooke speaks to science writer Carl Zimmer, who says the researchers were trying to manipulate journalists in order to skew the coverage in their favor.

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