The Project’s scientists are available to discuss science, food and agriculture and their impacts on health and the environment. Contact us to arrange an interview. Below are some recent radio interviews.
In this one hour interview, Project Exec. Director Jonathan Latham discusses the future and the food movement with Jeffry Fawcett, PhD on the radio show: Your Own Health And Fitness. How is the food movement becoming the political alternative to neoliberalism? What are the threats to the food movement? How it might be co-opted and by who?
In this wide-ranging hour long interview with call-in questions, Dr. Latham discusses topics from GMOs and farming systems to human disease genes to the politics of science and the economy.
In Dr. Latham’s second interview with Kenny Jones (18 March 2013 on Talk Radio Europe) you can listen to the Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project give his view of the reality of the “food crisis” and on the many positive alternatives to GMOs and industrial agriculture. The interview starts with an overview of how GMOs might appear, in the short term, to benefit those farmers who choose to use insecticides and herbicides, rather than adopt agroecological or organic techniques. Dr. Latham and Mr. Jones then discuss how the combination of GMOs, patents on life, and the consolidation of seed and chemical companies gives enormous control over agriculture and the food supply to just a handful of corporations. They also discuss where the idea of a world-wide “food crisis” comes from and who benefits from the belief that there is a food shortage and that industrial agriculture is more productive than other alternatives. In response to the question, “Are GMOs a good technology, just in the wrong hands?”, Dr. Latham points out some of the many unresolved scientific and safety issues surrounding GMOs. Lastly they discuss SRI and other high yielding and ecologically sound systems that can contribute to a healthy global food and farming system, one that supports cultural and biological diversity and does not rely on GMOs, herbicides, artificial fertilizers, and other expensive and polluting inputs. The interview is available at: www.talkradioeurope.com/clients/jlatham2.mp3
In Dr. Latham’s interview on 11 March 2013 with Kenny Jones on Talk Radio Europe, you can listen to the Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project give his view of the impact genetically engineered (GE) seeds on food and farming and the inadequacies of food safety regulation. Interview questions include who needs GE organisms? Why do farmer’s grow GE seeds? What are the implications of GE seeds for food and seed prices? And what are the safety implications of the ‘Hidden’ Viral Gene VI DNA found in the majority of genetically engineered plants? Listen to this important interview at the following mp3 link: www.talkradioeurope.com/clients/latham.mp3
On 28 March 2012, Jonathan Latham was interviewed on Pacifica’s Uprising radio show about the Project article “Way beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation?” Hear the interview at: Big Conservation Groups Rife With Corporate Executives.
“A lively debate is shaping up between environmentalists and geneticists. Environmentalists, pointing to an important new study, say that deviations from the genetic norm are too small to matter in determining, for example, whether or not you will be diabetic. If true, this must make environmental causes, like what you eat, proportionally much more important. Genetic medicine begs–loudly!–to differ. We hear from both sides.”
Jonathan Latham, Ph.D., Executive Director, Bioscience Resource Project
Stanley Nelson, M.D., Professor of Human Genetics and Psychiatry, Director of the UCLA DNA Microarray Facility, and Co-Director of the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy