If you shop at an organic food store or co-op, you’ll likely see many fruits and vegetables proudly labeled as organic, and “GMO-free.” To many consumers, “genetically modified organism” suggests a Dr. Frankenstein conglomeration of weird pieces of genetic code, like salmon genes in a tomato, welded together through the techniques of genetic engineering/. But, of course, plant and animal breeders have been genetically modifying organisms through slower methods, for centuries. Our next guest argues that modern gene editing techniques are more compatible with the principles of organic agriculture. Rebecca Mackelprang is a post-doc in plant and microbial biology at the University of California Berkeley. She joined Buzz host Brian Standing on Monday, October 22, 2018.