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The 6 best GMO podcasts on the Internet


When it comes to the topic of GMOs, it’s best to strip out the activism and the BS and get right down to the science. These six GMO podcasts offer some of the best discussions on the topic of genetically engineered foods that we can find, and we get to hear directly from scientists and the farmers who handle these types of products every year.

These podcasts are critical, insightful, and dive deep into the data. Click on the embeds below to listen to each one.


Podcast by Science Vs, and hosted by Wendy Zukerman
Published April 13, 2017

Science Vs peels back the label on genetically modified foods to find out whether they’re safe to eat and what impact they can have on the environment. Both sides of the debate have written impassioned songs (albeit often pretty corny), but what does the science say? We talk to Professor Fred Gould, Dr. Janet Cotter, and Professor David Douches to find out and offer up the conclusions based on the science.


GMO & Public Perception

Podcast by The City Girl & The Farmer, and hosted by Carrie Zylka and Rob Sharkey
Published Feb. 3, 2017

The pair challenge each other on the importance of GMO perception both from the consumers’ standpoint and from the farmers’.


Beautiful GMO and the Not-So-Dirty Dozen

Podcast by Talking Biotech, and hosted by Dr. Kevin Folta
Published Feb. 26, 2016

In today’s Talking Biotech Podcast the first guest is Keira Havens. She’s the CEO of Revolution Bio, a company turned non-profit that is interested in using the power of plants to introduce the public to the power of genetic engineering. They have found good public support for genetically engineered flowers, and hope that this technology is a gateway to a broader understanding of the technology.


GMO Times–Nathaneal Johnson, GRIST

Podcast by Farm To Table Talk, and hosted by Rodger Wasson
Published Nov. 4, 2016

According to the NY Times “Fears about the harmful effects of eating GM foods have proved to be largely without scientific basis.” Oddly the front page headline emphasized a different point: Doubts About A Promised Bounty–Genetically Modified Crops Have Failed to Lift Yields and Ease Pesticide Use. Grist’s Nathaneal Johnson seems to have studied the GMO issues more than any other journalist. On Farm To Table Talk he critiques the NY Times story and paints a picture of what we can learn from this very long GMO journey.


GMO Advocate

Podcast by Arkansas Farm Bureau, and hosted by Rob Anderson
Published Jan. 22, 2016

World-renowned environmentalist Mark Lynas has shifted from being a leading anti-GMO activist to a staunch advocate for biotechnology. The man who led the fight against the science in the United Kingdom sat down with Rob Anderson of Arkansas Farm Bureau during American Farm Bureau’s annual convention and shared the reasons that led to his “change of mind” and why he is now traveling the world to try and change the tide of public opinion against GMOs.


Understanding GMOs and the Future of Our Food

Podcast by StarTalk, and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice
Published Aug. 4, 2017

What’s in our food? Where does our food come from? Should we be worried about the future of food? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice are here to dive into the science of GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms, and the future of food with plant geneticist Pamela Ronald and documentary filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the co-writer and director of Food Evolution, which is narrated by Neil. Discover how long GMOs have been a factor in agriculture and where Scott thinks the anxiety surrounding GMOs started.


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