September 13, 2012 – Hour 2

This week’s episode of Sound Bites explores the debate surrounding genetically engineered and genetically modified foods.


Throughout this exploration, we sought to answer three questions: (1) Are genetically engineered foods safe? (2) What issues surround seed saving and why does it matter? And, the question that California will be deciding at this ballot this November, (3) should foods containing genetically modified parts be labeled?


We hear from:

  • Andy Pollack, biotechnology reporter for the New York Times,
  • Dr. Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President of Food & Agriculture for the Biotechnology Industry Organization,
  • Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch,
  • and Nick Maravell of Nick’s Organic Farm, which has locations in Montgomery County and Frederick, MD.