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Podcast: Monsanto’s super-broccoli is bred for market domination. What could go wrong?

Broccoli is seen on display at the Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland February 13, 2015.
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Fear of a green planet.
  • Tim Fernholz
By Tim Fernholz

Senior reporter

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This week, Actuality bites into Monsanto’s plans for a new, super-healthy breed of broccoli and what it means for our food supply—but the unexpected consequences may have more to do with the three letters “DOJ” (US Department of Justice) than “GMO” (genetically modified organisms).

Plus, the Blob invades the Pacific.

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This episode is based on Quartz reporter Deena Shanker’s reporting on Monsanto’s plans for global vegetable domination. We talk to Michigan State University professor Philip Howard, whose research focuses on food systems, and New America Foundation fellow Christopher Leonard, a journalist who has written extensively about the food industry.

Actuality is a podcast jointly produced by Quartz and Marketplace, hosted by Tim Fernholz and Sabri Ben-Achour. Follow Actuality on Twitter, and let us know what you think of the show!

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