A podcast I developed, conducted, and produced along with two other staff members at Columbia University’s Voices in Bioethics journal. Here I moderate a conversation with Dr. James Colgrove, professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, as we discuss vaccination ethics and the recent measles outbreak in California. Listen here.
Over the past 15 years, agricultural biotechnology has taken hold in North America. Increased crop yields, improved food quality, and reduced use of pesticides by genetically modifying or manipulating existing plant species are seen as the benefits of such technology. But according to a new book, Resistance is Fertile: Canadian Struggles on the BioCommons, biotechnology is dominated by corporate interests and does not in fact benefit farmers or consumers.