Interview - Nick Saik on GMOs and Agriculture | The Body of Evidence

Interview - Nick Saik on GMOs and Agriculture

Nick Saik in the grocery aisle

 

Jonathan and Chris interview Nick Saik from Know Ideas Media, a filmmaker who specializes in communicating about food and agriculture online.

 

They discuss trust in farmers; going to filmmaking school and ending up working on the set of Supernatural; GMOs; precision agriculture; antibiotics in meat; the A&W dilemma; the romantic ideation of food production; RoundUp; orthorexia; chemical-free food; trust in institutions; why only big companies can afford to sell you GMOs; lab-grown meat; what if almonds had nipples; the skeptical movement; how to argue online; and why raising money to do this type of communication is extremely challenging. 

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:

Ag = agriculture

 

LINKS:

The cat herding commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ0ur5GKC0w

Nick's nut milking video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJCTIPWPNtw

Know Ideas Media on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/knowideasmedia

 

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

 

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