GMO Pundit vs MADGE in the Monthly Argument

A month ago, our own David Tribe participated in a debate on GE foods against two members of Mothers Are Demystifying Genetic Engineering (MADGE Australia). The debate was hosted by The Monthly Argument, and the statement debated was “GM crops are good for us.” Arguing in the negative was Madeleine Love and Jessica Harrison from MADGE, and arguing in the affirmative was David Tribe and David McMullen, the author of Bright Future. The videos were just posted online, so let’s have a watch and comment about the debate, shall we?

Part 1:

Part 2:


(For those with short attention spans)

I have watched most of it already, and I’ll have some comments to make soon enough, but rather than push the discussion one way off the bat, let’s see what everyone here thinks. What was good, bad, stuck out, or should have stuck out in this debate? Was it productive, did anybody win or lose?

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Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, with a minor in Life Science Communication. His dissertation was on both the genetics of sweet corn and plant genetics outreach. He recently moved back to his home state of California. His favorite produce might just be squash.