“The Lowdown on GMOs: According to Science”

This month, a long-awaited compilation on biotech foods has been published – “The Lowdown on GMOs: According to Science”! If the name sounds familiar to you, it’s with good reason as this e-book was compiled by former biotech-opponent Fourat Janabi, now author/photographer/blogger, who interviewed OSF president Neal Carter earlier this year about OSF and Arctic® apples. This Q&A was part of a series which included a scientist (Dr. Kevin Folta), family farmer (Brian Scott), and ag-biotech company (us!); all of which we shared in our blog back in April. The Q&A series is included in the full publication, but it’s
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The Lowdown on Biotech Crops

It’s always great to see individuals take it upon themselves to develop well-rounded opinions of agricultural biotechnology. Former biotech opponent Fourat Janabi (@fouratj) has done just that by not only reaching out to scientists like Kevin Folta (@kevinfolta) in a Q&A we shared last month, but also by interviewing family farmer Brian Scott (@thefarmerslife). His third and final Q&A on the subject is with our own President, Neal Carter! The Q&As are useful sources of information because they complement each other well. They each provide a different perspective on ag-biotech. “The Lowdown on GMOs with a Scientist” covers misinformation about biotechnology, how non-scientists can differentiate
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The Lowdown on GMOs with Kevin Folta

When looking for information on a subject as deeply complex as agricultural biotechnology, it’s important to get the facts from reputable experts. Fourat Janabi is a writer, entrepreneur, and photographer who has worked around the world, spanning 27 countries and 5 continents. Yet, even a worldly individual like Janabi can be easily misled when it comes to ag-biotech. Much like environmentalist Mark Lynas and a number of others who were previously staunch opponents of biotech food, he has now embraced the evidence and apologetically states “I had no idea what I was talking about.” He explains that he had formerly
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