Bonus Episode 31: Seed Saving Class September 2019
A chat with a seed expert.
In This BONUS Podcast:
This is the September 2019 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing genetic modification, the current advances, what that means for our food, the truth behind the scientific studies, hand pollination, and so much more.
There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman.
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Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
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+ GMO and Transgenic Seeds and what that means for our health
+ Learn how much of the University of Arizona’s agriculture research is dictated by the people who donate money to the programs vs. being left to the discretion of the researchers
+ The truth about the current GMO research and what that means for believing the data in studies
+ The history and development of genetic modification techniques
+ Very recent advances in gene editing and the plants this has been used on that are currently on the market.
+ CRISPR and what it means
+ The $19 crash course you can take on CRISPR/cas9 to understand gene editing
+ The ethical question of creating genetically modified foods and other organisms and the unintended consequences of modification
+ How to avoid GMO foods by buying organic
+ The worldwide regulations around genetic modification