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Your Call: GMOs and the future of the American diet

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We’ll have a conversation with professor McKay Jenkins about his new book Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. The vast majority of the 40,000 food products Americans choose from every day are built from ingredients made from engineered plants.

Chances are that three-quarters of everything you’ve put in your mouth today were processed (or fed) from plants grown from seeds engineered in a laboratory. The same goes for the food you give to your baby and your dog. What is the relationship between our food system and what we eat?

Guest:

McKay Jenkins, Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism, and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, and author of Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

Web Resources:

McKay Jenkins

The Washington Post: The apple that never browns wants to change your mind about genetically modified foods 

The Washington Post: We’re having the wrong argument about GMOs

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.