NPR: NY Times’ Danny Hakim under fire from scientists, farmer critics of his “GMOs are failing” report

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Danny Hakim’s recent article in the New York Times claimed that GMO crops have not lived up to their promises of increased yields and reduced pesticide use. The article has been widely promoted by anti-GMO activists but many agricultural scientists and journalists found Hakim’s analysis superficial and misleading. On Point host Tom Ashbrook discusses the article with Hakim and three guests, including scientists and a farmer, all of whom are critical of the reporting.

Danny Hakim, investigative reporter for the New York Times. (@dannyhakim)

Fred Gould, professor of agriculture at North Carolina State University and co-author of National Academy of Sciences report on GMOs.

Andrew Kniss, associate professor in the department of plant sciences at the University of Wyoming. (@WyoWeeds)

Duane Grant, potato and beet farmer in Rupert, Idaho and chairman of the Amalgamated Sugar Company.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read original post and listen to audio here: A Deep Dig On GMO And Crop Yields