Journalists Workshop

So I got a letter to attend a workshop for journalists on how to report on genetically modified foods and organisms and it was  enthralling. 

The various interactions with the scientists who have been at the forefront of this movement have been very very educative. Through presentations and cross section focal discussion groups, participants were taken through the rudiments of genetically modified foods and organisms.

We even took a field trip into a sample farm where genetically modified food tests are being made but not before we’d been taken into the lab and taken through the processes of extracting DNA of plants.

One lesson picked up  from this workshop was that it is very easy to always twist facts to suit our cause and it’s up to the individual to rift through and make an informed judgement. The information is there at your fingertips thanks to internet and smartphones. 

The experience was truly worth it.

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