Genetically Modified Foods: Monsters or Miracles? with Nina Fedoroff.
We're bombarded with conflicting claims about genetically modified (GM) foods. Some claim that they will provide the food to sustain humanity on an increasingly crowded planet. Others claim they're toxic to people and the environment. What are we to believe?
Fedoroff's lecture examines the history of food plants, describes the differences between previous and present methods of modifying them, and addresses common food safety and biodiversity concerns about GM crops and foods- Santa Fe Institute
Nina Federoff is the Evan Pugh Professor and Willaman Professor of Life Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. She is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.