How to make GMOs

Vandana Shiva, noted environmentalist in 2007,...
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I’m sure you’ve come across the words GMO or generically modified organism at some point, but what does it really mean? Is genetically modified food truly safe for consumption?

My dear friend Taylor McNulty’s been working on a documentary about genetically modified food in India and how it’s adversely affecting the farmers there. She had an amazing opportunity to work closely with a physicist and environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, who created Navdanya, a movement to “protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially the native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade“.

To help us understand just how GMOs are made, Taylor asked me to create some simple animation to accompany Dr. Shiva’s explanation of the process. I agreed in a heartbeat. :) Check it out:

Genetically Modified Food Issues in India

My dear friend Taylor is out in the field in India working on a doc about the issue of genetically modified food there. Following the work of Navdanya, a women centred movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity, she’s started a series of informative videos for the web. Check out her first post!

A great example of the use of media for social change. Go Taylor!

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