Sound Bites: GMOs, Herbicides & Public Health | The State Of Oyster Farming & The Challenges Facing Oyster Farmers

Oysters, Photo Credit: chesbayprogram via CompfightAugust 27, 2015 – Segment 2

On the newest episode of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a report on the potential public health consequences of GMOs (genetically-modified organisms), with Dr. Charles Benbrook, co-author of “GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health” in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Benbrook is an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University.

Then, we turn to the state of oyster farming in our region as we discuss the challenges facing oyster farmers. With: Donald Webster, Region Extension Specialist at the University of Maryland Wye Research and Education Center and Chairman of the Aquaculture Coordinating Council and Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission; Johnny Shockley, third generation waterman, born and raised on Hoopers Island, and co-founder of Hooper’s Island Oyster Aquaculture Company; and Tim Wheeler, B’More Green, Baltimore Sun’s environmental reporter.