Contested GM Worldviews - (Andrew Flachs)

An article in Scientific American bringing a science and technology studies lens to Genetically Modified Organisms, provoked louder than normal responses from the pro biotech crowd. What can we learn from the exchange? Dr Andrew Flachs, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University, studied the role of seeds on farmer livelihoods in rural India as part of his book, Cultivating Knowledge. We discuss the arguments of the article and its malcontents to try and reach a broader understanding of what this debate is really about.

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Full interview transcript available at Music: Kilkerrin by Blue Dot Sessions (, Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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