Sound Bites: Food Safety Modernization Act | GMOs & Public Opinion | Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

GMO measure in Washington stateNovember 12, 2013 – Segment 3

We begin the newest episode of our series on the food system, Sound Bites, talking about the Food Safety Modernization Act and what it means for small farmers, with Michael Tabor, a farmer who supplies Baltimore-area universities with GMO-free, sustainably-grown produce and has run a farm stand in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington for 40 years. He wrote the widely-circulated piece, “Food Safety Modernization Act Threatens Fresh, Health and Sustainably-Grown Food.”

Then, we talk with Erin Sagen, member of the Online Editorial Team for YES! Magazine, about GMOs and how public opinion shifts after pro-GMO money pours into a community.

We close the show with a report back from the Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners conference that took place this past weekend in New York City, with Imani Bryant, who is working on a Masters of Public Health from Morgan State University and specializes in food justice issues; and Xavier Brown, Director of Urban Agriculture for The Green Scheme, a DC nonprofit organization that aims to educate people of diverse cultural backgrounds about their role in the environmental movement.