#Farming Friday 46: European Farmer Reflects on GMOs


In which a farmer from the Netherlands comes to Iowa, meets farmers from all over the world: from large farms and small, some prosperous, some struggling; and discovers that there is more to the GMO narrative than the usual noise that fills the media and a new discourse is needed in Europe.

This is the first time I have been able to feature the views of a farmer from Europe in this series. I am particularly delighted about this because one of the most common comments thrown out in social media discussion is “Look at Europe”. Here we get to read the story of insights that emerge when Europe looks at the world. This is how the food system discussion should be, reflecting all or as many voices as possible, starting with those who grow the food.


(Image Courtesy: “Old Windmill in Keukenhof, Lisse” by Sira Anamwong, freedigitalphotos.net)

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