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Exchange Exemplar: GMO Pros And Cons Together


We can feed the world!  We can poison the world!  Those are the approximate extremes of the arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the use of genetic modifications in food crops. 

McKay Jenkins, journalist and journalism professor, sought to find the true pros and cons of GMOs.  The fruit of his research is the book Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

The analysis points to some issues with the American food system that pre-date the GMO controversy.  The author visited in 2017, an interview we revisit here. 

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.