OUR Podcast – Episode 1: Dag Falck Interview
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Here it is! O.U.R. first podcast, live from O.U.R. Ecovillage! Well… sort of. Live on skype. We were both alive but I guess it isn’t live now that you are hearing it… cause we don’t have a radio station. So, maybe fossilized for you and posted by me two days later. Yes! The cut is pretty raw; I removed any big spaces and other than that, let it be what it was. I see my skills in editing and storyboarding evolving over time (so any suggestions are welcome!) but for now… raw and a bit hacked. Ready?
Episode 1: In which I talk with Dag Falck from Nature’s Path Organics about GMOs and more specifically the potential effect of the proposed GE Apple
Here are the questions we attempted to address in the Interview, in the order they appear:
- Could you share a littleabout Nature’s Path and the companies values with respect to food security?
- Can you tell me a little bit about your position at Nature’s Path?
- Why have you and natures path chosen to position yourselves against the genetic engineering of food?
- Are there any sources you would like to site that you use to support your position?
- In which ways does keeping GMOs out of the food you produce affect Nature’s Path, perhaps using the recent developments around the GE apple in the Okanagan, BC?
- You mentioned that testing and segregation are things you deal with on a daily basis, can you talk a little bit these process and the difficulties that could arise from the introduction of the GE apple?
- Can you talk a little bit about the costs and benefits – economically, socially and environmentally – to the organic movement to keep sources of non-gmo & organic food free of GE contamination?
- Can you offer any encouragement, with respect to these costs, to producers who are considering making the switch to support non-GE and organic growers?
And finally, some of the resources mentioned and unmentioned, given to me by Dag… along with the rad recording dealing that I have the privilege of free sampling.