Looking for something new to binge watch on Netflix? The new Bill Nye series, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” includes agriculture’s very own Robert Fraley, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto.
The 13-episode series, which premiered on April 21, tackles a variety of heavily debated scientific topics including vaccinations, global warming, alternative medicine, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Dr. Fraley is a special guest on the GMO episode where he discusses the safety and efficacy of GMOs, along with the misunderstanding on the topic that has led to the spread of misinformation and mistrust in the science.
“At a time when fake news is prevalent in our society, communication about science and restoring trust in the field has never been more important,” said Fraley. “I was excited and honored to be part of the show to help distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to GMOs. The fact is that GMOs are safe, effective, and benefit the environment.”