Christopher Wassif Thoughts on Neoliberalism / Science/ Food/ Journalism

Through class discussions and readings we often discuss some of the dangers of neoliberalism and globalization, however, we have not fully discussed how neoliberalism shapes contemporary science. For example, there are reputable sources denying the dangers of GMOs. This speaks to some of the issues between science and journalism, and a lack of regulatory agencies fact checking journalism. To further illustrate this point, here is a Popular Science article "debunking GMO myths" , and making claims that, "The scientific consensus is that existing GMOs are no more or less risky than conventional crops." They also suggest that farmer’s "dont save seeds anyways", (in response to seeds only being able to be planted once).…Ultimately, the general public has become increasingly opposed to GMOs, wants them to be labeled, and wants to move towards more sustainable practices, but given the notion that technology is progress, and progress should not be stopped,it has been challenging to "revert" back to organic farming. Furthermore, the neoliberal development model makes it more difficult to change how we feed to the world due to the consolidation of power and production in the hands of the few. What do you guys think about this?

GMO_apple.jpg?itok=3MMfaF80 Core Truths: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked – Popular Science
Later this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture may approve the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, the first genetically modified apples to hit the market. Although …
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