BBC Panorama on cultivating GMO fear

p02t8wsgI just got around to watching the June 8, 2015 episode of BBC’s Panorama, which focused on genetically engineered crops. Not willing to let the debate be handed over to softball questions or shouting matches, they handled it in true British style: Thoughtfully, inclusively, and also by traveling to Bangladesh to eat some Bt Brinjal! The only thing missing was a curry. If you haven’t seen this episode, it is certainly worth a watch! Hat tip to Chanin King in the Friends of Frank N. Foode Facebook group who found a version that we can see outside the UK.

Cultivating Fear (BBC Panorama, 2015)Interesting BBC documentary on GMOs and the anti-GMO movement.
Posted by Quatermass Miles on Monday, January 25, 2016

Avatar

Written by Karl Haro von Mogel

Karl Haro von Mogel serves as BFI’s Director of Science and Media and as Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog. He has a PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from UW-Madison with a minor in Life Sciences Communication. He is a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Riverside and works on Citrus genetics.

6 comments

  1. Thanks 10^6 Karl – that’s a remarkable BBC video. This is the first time I can I’ve ever seen the BBC take a pro-science position against the EU NGO interests (like Greenpeace).

  2. I feel the sociopolitical climate in Britain is shifting toward acceptance of GE crops. I know there was a lot of talk over the last year about it from several news sources.

  3. Thanks for alerting me to this! Great video but I would really love to see a fist flying gonzo documentary that concentrates 100% on the craziness, dishonesty and sleaze of Greenpeace and other anti-biotech NGOs and activists like Smith and Shiva. There is a huge amount of material that could be exploited to knock these folk off their undeserved pedestals.

Comments are closed.