Sound Bites: GMO Labeling / Environmental News / Black Liquor / Pesticides & Children’s Brain

black liquorMarch 18, 2014 – Segment 3

We start with a debate on GMO Labeling in Maryland, given a bill being considered in Annapolis that would require the labeling of genetically-modified foods. Joining us are Colin O’Neil, Director of Government Affairs for the Center for Food Safety, and Colby Ferguson, Director of Government Relations for the Maryland Farm Bureau.

Then, Tim Wheeler, Reporter for B’More Green, The Baltimore Sun’s environmental blog, joins us for an update on news coming out of the legislature and beyond — all related to food, agriculture and our environment.

We then hear a commentary from Tommy Landers, Maryland Policy Director at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, on what just happened with “black liquor” in Maryland.

We close this week’s Sound Bites with a conversation on pesticides and our children’s health with Susan Freinkel, Freelance Journalist and Author of Plastics: A Toxic Love Story. She wrote an article last week for The Nation, titled “Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain.”