In this Oct. 5, 2012, file photo. products labeled with Non Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) are sold at the Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins store in Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
The promise of GMOs – genetically modified crops – was of faster growth in harvests and less use of pesticides. We would feed the world and do it with a lighter chemical footprint. Last weekend, a big story in the New York Times asserted neither of those things is happening. North America has embraced GMO crops. Europe has banned them. And, the report said, 20 years on, North America cannot show an overall advantage. That sparked a firestorm. This hour On Point, are GMOs delivering? — Tom Ashbrook
Danny Hakim, investigative reporter for the New York Times. (@dannyhakim)
Fred Gould, professor of agriculture at North Carolina State University.
Andrew Kniss, associate professor in the department of plant sciences at the University of Wyoming. (@WyoWeeds)
Duane Grant, chairman of the board at Snake River Sugar Company and national grower spokesperson for the Sugar Industry Biotechnology Council.
From Tom’s Reading List
New York Times: Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops