24 Aug '12, 8pm
Documentary Tackles Red Hot Stuff: Genetic Chile and the #Seeds of Resistance #gmo #video
There’s no doubt where this advocacy documentary’s sympathies lie, but to provide balance Genetic Chile also interviews NMSU genetic researcher and engineer Stephen Hanson. The longhaired, earring-sporting researcher lends a countercultural gloss to the biotech industry, and he strikes a rather idealistic note, contending that genetic engineering can “feed the hungry” and “benefit the farmers.” Although Hanson is outgunned in the film by GMO critics, the filmmaker indicates this is because Monsanto, et al, are secretive vis-à-vis the media. In what may be an attempt to even the playing field, Hanson’s complete interview is included in the DVD’s features.