Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are any living organisms that have their genome artificially manipulated in a laboratory by genetic engineering. GMOs have been a topic of controversy as they have become a norm in our nation’s food supply in the past decade. While many people are veered away by the idea of having a natural food’s DNA changed in a lab, these changes have allowed food to last longer, be resistant to temperature and even have increased nutrients as seen in “golden rice”. This fear of the “unnatural” has caused a movement to require all GMO foods to be labeled in grocery stores. This podcast features horticulturist Greg Bothwell and UW-Madison genetics professor Dr. Christopher Day.
In part two of our special series on COVID-19 coverage at the Cardinal, we speak again with writers and students about campus life, completely upended by the pandemic. We talk with international students about their experiences and feature writer Elea Levin about how COVID-19 impacts students’ housing decisions. Co-hosted by Gaby Vinick and Hope Karnopp and edited by Sylvia Yan.