The first of my videos from my trip to the MOSES conference is up on Biofortifed’s new Vimeo account. This is the keynote speech that Margaret Mellon gave. ‘Mardi’ is the director of the Food & Agriculture Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and as you will see in the video, is a critic of genetic engineering in agriculture. She gave an argument comparing genetic engineering with organic agriculture, suggesting that the safety of the former depends upon proving a negative, and that the latter involves proving a positive. She also addressed the suggestion that organic agriculture could incorporate genetic engineering. What do you think of her arguments? Watch the video and let us know!
Almost immediately after her speech I recorded an audio interview with Margaret which I will post very soon. I already had some questions, but the speech spurred several more. What would you have asked her after this speech?