The Brian Lehrer Show

Food for Thought: Pepsi, Chipotle Choose Perception Over Science

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chipotle recently announced it won't use GMOs and Pepsi is ditching the sweetener aspartame. The nutritionist Marion Nestle explains whether it's for health reasons...or the bottom line.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Two Babes in a Food Fight

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A blogger who goes by Science Babe went after the popular blogger and anti-GMO champion Food Babe earlier this week, calling her crusade against toxins total bunk. Who's right?

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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

A Monsanto Exec Takes On the GMO Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monsanto's been vilified for breeding and selling genetically modified seeds to farmers across the world. The company's Exec. Vice President joins us to make his case for GMOs. 

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The Takeaway

GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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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 Leonard Lopate Show

The Battle Over GMOs in Hawaii

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Adam Skolnick, author of the Salon article GMOs are Tearing a Tropical Paradise Apart, will talk about the legislative battles being waged over GMO seeds in Hawaii. With its fertile volcanic soil, Hawaii has become a hub for the development of genetically engineered crops like corn, and has more experimental GMO field trials than any other US state. While some claim that GMO seeds have saved local crops like papayas, and that the GMO industry is essential to Hawaii’s economy, others claim that the new crops are a health risk, exposing Hawaiians to dust and pesticides. 

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Stalking Panther Edamame

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ken Greene of the Hudson Valley Seed Library explains how panther edamame looks and tastes different than the average green soybean. Try his recipe for edamamus.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Saving Florida's Oranges

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The Florida orange crop has been under attack by an incurable disease. New York Times reporter Amy Harmon looks at the pursuit of a genetically modified orange that will save the Florida crop. She wrote about it in her article "A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA," in the New York Times.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Interim NJ Senator, Prostitution Sting, GMO Labels, Baby Name Advice

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Before the new senator from New Jersey is elected in October, the interim senator may have to cast some votes. Todd Zwillich, the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, is here to discuss. Plus: A prostitution sting in Nassau County targeted johns; Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian talks about the National Security Agency collecting Verizon phone records; author and former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Joseph Nye looks to past presidencies for foreign policy advice; Connecticut passes a GMO labeling bill; and a conversation on the limits of acceptable baby names.

The Takeaway

Deregulating GMOs, the Tech Gender Gap, Forgetting About Gun Control

Monday, April 01, 2013

How an Anonymous Rider Functionally Deregulated GMOs | Congress, Like the Rest of America, Losing Interest in Gun Control | Closing the Gender Gap in Tech | Does Finding Purpose Have Health Benefits?

The Brian Lehrer Show

Dish on GMOs

Monday, February 21, 2011

Michael Pollan, food activist and author, sheds light on the Dept. of Agriculture's approval of GMO foods and lack of labeling on food themselves 

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