Behind The Furious Debate Over GMO Crops04:47
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Genetically-engineered sugar beets covered 135 acres of publicly-owned open space land in Boulder County in 2015. (Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media)
Genetically-engineered sugar beets covered 135 acres of publicly-owned open space land in Boulder County in 2015. (Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media)
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Genetically engineered crops, commonly called GMOs (genetically modified organisms), trigger lively discussions over the way they are created. For the farmers who grow them, many feel they are a wonder of technology. For those opposed, the plants represent everything they feel is wrong with modern agriculture. Luke Runyon of Here & Now contributor Harvest Public Media explains what people are really arguing about.

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This segment aired on April 14, 2016.

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