Sound Bites: Monsanto Rider, Food & Ag News, Alternatives To The GDP

Monsanto RiderApril 4, 2013 – Segment 3

It’s a new episode of Sound Bites. We debate the Monsanto Rider, which caused a storm when it was anonymously inserted into the Agricultural Appropriations Bill passed by Congress. Talking about what this means are: Steve Savage, agricultural technology consultant and blogger at Applied Mythology; Colin O’Neil, Director of Government Affairs for the Center for Food Safety; and Greg Jaffe, Director of Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Then, we hear the latest food and agricultural news impacting our region and nation from Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch. We close with Mitch Jones, Director of the Common Resources Program at Food and Water Watch, who shares his ideas for alternative ways of measuring an economy beyond the GDP. We explore what that means for our world’s environmental resources. To see the report that Mitch wrote, entitled “Don’t Bet on Wall Street: The Financialization of Nature and the Risk to Our Common Resources,” read more here.

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