BBC Horizon dismisses GM Crops


On the blog for the Feeding the World Conference the Organic Research Centre now have a reply to their letter of complaint to the BBC. Richard Sanders of the ORC wrote to the Horizon editor, Andrew Cohen, about the programme entitled Jimmy’s GM Food Fight (broadcast 25th Nov 2008.)

Cohen denies any bias in the programme. His summary of the programme’s conclusion is that GM crops “currently on the market aren’t going to save the world, they’re good for farmers and good for profits, but while there are lingering doubts about the safety we should proceed carefully” and that any real benefits of GM may be “10, 15, 20 years in the future”

However, Cohen does not seem to answer any of the specific criticisms from the ORC on factual error, the debate limitations, or journalistic weaknesses.  Read more…

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