Live webinar with Dr. Amanda Maxham: “Why GMOs are Good”
From salmon, rice and bananas to corn, papaya and apples, the technology of genetic engineering has been improving the food we eat for over twenty years. Despite the successes and an unassailable safety record of these foods, strong opposition exists to the technology of genetic engineering. Anti-biotechnology activists and environmentalist groups mow down crops, block a life-saving rice from reaching the third world, and push for mandatory GMO labeling laws. In this talk, Dr. Maxham will discuss the growing campaign of fear, intimidation and attacks on bio-engineered foods and what that implies for grocery store shoppers.
Dr. Amanda Maxham is a research associate and writer at the Ayn Rand Institute. She holds a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and contributes regularly to the debate on science-related policy issues such as GMOs, DDT and pesticides, climate change, and energy.