We Need Answers - Netflix
Comedy game show in which two celebrity guests answer questions set by the public.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
We Need Answers - GMO Answers - Netflix
GMO Answers launched by the agricultural biotechnology industry in July 2013 to answer consumers’ questions about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in crops in the U.S. food supply. GMO Answers was created in part to respond to public concern about the safety of GMOs. GMO Answers “expert resources” include conventional and organic farmers, agribusiness experts, scientists, academics, medical doctors and nutritionists, and “company experts” from founding members of the Council for Biotechnology Information, which funds the initiative. Founding members include BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta. Cathleen Enright, then executive director of Council for Biotechnology Information, said GMO Answers was not specifically created to advocate against GMO labeling, but rather to provide accurate information about GMOs to consumers: “We have been accused of purposely hiding information. We haven’t done that but now we will open the doors and provide information.” Anti-GMO activists characterized GMO Answers as a public relations ploy by the seed biotech industry to influence an intensifying debate concerning the safety of GMOs and GMO labeling.
We Need Answers - Controversy - Netflix
More claims from the biotech industry about the safety of genetic engineering are not a replacement for the clear labeling that consumers are demanding.
Instead of responding to legitimate consumer concerns about the safety of these products, the industry has created a charade of transparency on their new website, innocuously named ‘GMO Answers’…Whenever their products are scrutinized and called into question, the agrichemical industry consistently turns to bigger and better PR rather than addressing the real issues at hand.
In July 2013, Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, released a statement regarding GMO Answers that read, in part:
In August 2013, Andrew Kimbrell, executive director at the Center for Food Safety, issued a statement regarding GMO Answers. It read, in part:
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