Norman Borlaug’s daughter Julie calls GMO opponents “anti-innovation”

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The use of … GMOs, is an important topic to many consumers. We recently talked with Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Norman Borlaug who earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his contributions to world food production and supply, to shine some light on volume of contradictory information available.

Julie Borlaug said, “I think our industry has not done a good job communicating and being transparent….”

Borlaug noted the preponderance of public misinformation can be a serious problem. “I saw something … by the Food Babe … telling people not to buy frozen vegetables because they were not healthy. That is totally incorrect. You are telling someone who is low income … that the option for frozen food is off the table and they can buy only fresh organic. They don’t have the capacity to do that. … ” noted Borlaug.

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Like her grandfather … Julie Borlaug supports proactive action, rather than spreading misleading information. “You cannot be anti-hunger and anti-innovation. …” said Borlaug.”

“Quit spending millions and millions of dollars on PR campaigns…. Come with a solution of your own, because we’re open to any system as long as we can feed people and the food is healthy, sustainable and nutritious,” she said.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: If You’re Anti-Innovation, Bring a Solution!