Two unusually parallel articles emerged this week, both claiming that modern ag technology (as they say, “GMO”) is just another arm of colonial control of the Developing World. Both wordy, yet visible articles stoked remarkably common themes, without evidence, just opinion. Sadly, one of these was published in Scientific American, a popular magazine that continues to decline due to its injection of ideology in its opinion pieces that run counter to the scientific consensus. Cameron English is a journalist, the Director of Biosciences with the American Council for Science and Health. This week he wrote two stories this week, discussing these articles. In this episode of Talking Biotech Podcast we discuss the two articles, the decline of Scientific American, and how this new rhetoric is anti-biotech’s most recent salvo to stop technology from positively affecting the lives of the food insecure in the Developing World. # COLABRA Talking Biotech is brought to you by Colabra – an R&D platform that brings your lab’s world-changing research together in one shared space. Learn more at https://www.colabra.app/ # TALKING BIOTECH Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingbiotech Website: https://www.colabra.app/podcasts/talking-biotech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colabrahq The Talking Biotech podcast is distinct from Dr. Kevin Folta's teaching and research roles at the University of Florida. The views expressed on the show are those of Dr. Folta and his guests, and do not reflect the opinions of the university or Colabra.
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