Bill Maher and Nick Gillespie Battle it Out On GM Food Labelling

With the high profile stature of celebrities has produced a world where celebrities provide expert opinion on topics they see as “good causes.”  

In this case it was political satirist Bill Maher (I watch the show every week) who tackled the cause of GMO food labelling.

One of the guests on the panel Reason.com and Reason.tv’s editor Nick Gillespie provided a very good balance to the discussion with Bill Maher and Rachel Maddow (MSNBC).  Even whne Nick Gillespie talks about the benefits of Bt Corn, Maddow cannot process why spraying less chemical is good.  She just keeps talking.  When Nick talks about the fact GM traits have never proven to provide any health risks it falls on deaf ears. 

If you cannot see the embedded video below click here.  For the embedded video below go to the 26:00 mark where the GMO discussion starts.  

 

 

Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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Retta Toler Hedges

Who gives a crap what liberal Bill Maher says or does. Celebrities only use free media to try and persuade people into liberal ways of thinking and to get their name in the news. They don’t give a crap about you or the administration. Its all for the money and thier views are irrelevant.

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Kim Sytsma

there can be benefits to GM’s , Tomatoes that contain more lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of prostate cancer, crops that grow in saline soils or that grow better in drought conditions- think cold-tolerant grape stock to extend the range of grape growing areas. there needs to be more education to go along with GMO labelling.

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Sheena

He tries to provide a balanced argument, although no one seems willing to hear him out! I wish they would have let him talk and to explain his points. Just lots of yelling that seems to say ‘if I talk louder than you, my point must be more valid.’ Sigh.

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Ian Down

I can’t understand that people can hate somebody just becase they have liberal or conservative views! I think it’s a valid point to make about gm food labeling! You might not give much thought to it but there’s people in this world that think it’s important! I grow crops and know about the kind of stuff that is used to control pests, weeds and diseases! I also wonder if this is the best way to grow food.

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Chris

This is just an interesting convo in this video. Nice to others perspective on agriculture and growing procedures.

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