• 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
  • 00:19    |    
  • 01:18    |    
    Interview with Ronald Bailey
    • Why is biotechnology considered a technical subject? What is your scientific background?
    • When did the attacks against biotechnology begin?
    • How can the scientific community recover the consumer's trust for genetically modified (GM) food?
    • How do you explain the misconceptions about the effects of US corn on developing countries?
    • Do GM crops have environmental crops?
    • Is Biodiversity a reason against biotechnology?
    • Can you save forest land by using more efficient current crop land?
    • Why have the activists ignored the advice from Scientific Academies?
    • Why do governments promote the regulation of biotechnology?
    • Is there a need for additional legislation about biotechnological products?
    • Is there a legislation that specifically regulates improved crops in the United States?
    • Why do some developing countries retest products that have been tested already by the FDA?
    • What is your idea about sustainable farming in developing countries?
    • What is your opinion about the farmers in Sololá that are using biotechnology?
    • What is your opinion about Global Warming?
    • Did you believe about the theory of population growth limitation?
    • What are the advantages of the Carbon tax compared to the Kyoto Protocol?
    • Why have some Global Warming climatologists failed in their predictions?
    • What is Liberation biology?
    • What is your opinion about pills that will enable you to live longer?
    • What are you going to talk about in your conference?
    • What is the importance of an organic pesticide developed by biotechnology?
    • What is your personal opinion about the documentary n An Inconvenient Truth?
    • Do you think that scientists should step aside from making public policy?
    • What do you think should be the role of scientists? What has been the importance of liberal science in technological revolutions?
    • Is Free Trade the fourth element to promote global prosperity?
    • Are you an optimist by nature?
  • 01:06:54.5    |    
    Final words
  • 01:07:13    |    
    Final credits

Interview with Ronald Bailey by Carlisle Johnson

New Media  | 18 de octubre de 2007  | Vistas: 1896

About this video

Biotechnology can be used to promote sustainable and profitable farming for developing countries. Many activists attack biotechnology to prevent the reduction of biodiversity, pollution, medical hazards, and benefits only corporations.  It has been demonstrated that biotechnology can protect forest areas and increase the wealth of poor farmers in developing countries. Another topic that is closely related with Biotechnology is Global Warming. Both problems can be solved more efficiently by market solutions rather than government regulation. 


Interview with Ronald Bailey
Carlisle Johnson

Special Collections Room
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, October 18th 2007

New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, October 2007
Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content reviser: Katty Schellenger publication: Pedro David España.



Ronald Bailey is the science editor for Reason magazine and his…