QUEST - Nov. 20, 2013

News Release Date: 
November 6, 2013

For Immediate Release

‘QUEST’ Looks at Genetically Engineered Foods  

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 6, 2013) -- Are the benefits of genetically engineered foods worth the risks?  Join award-winning journalist and educator Simran Sethi for “Next Meal: Engineering Food” on the award-winning multimedia science series “QUEST” airing Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 9 p.m. CT, repeating Friday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 p.m. CT on NET1. 

During the half-hour program find out why growers of soybeans, corn and sugar beets across the United States have overwhelmingly adopted genetically engineered crops.  And discover how scientists are using engineering to create crops that could fight hunger in developing counties.

Also featured are activists who are raising concerns ranging from corporate control of seeds to weed resistance and are pushing for regulations such as labeling. 

A multimedia science series, “QUEST” focuses on the many ways science, technology, engineering and sheer ingenuity address sustainability issues related to food, energy, water, climate and biodiversity.

In addition to the public television series, the QUEST project includes public radio reports and a new multimedia website QUESTScience.org that includes a web video series, online articles and multimedia resources made specifically for use in educational settings and in-depth educator training. The QUEST project also has a social media presence on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. 

QUEST is a multi-state collaboration that includes NET as well as  UNC-TV, North Carolina; KQED, San Francisco; KCTS 9, Seattle; WVIZ, WCPN, WCLV, ideastream, Cleveland; and WPR, WPT, WI Media Lab, ICS, Wisconsin. Funding for QUEST” is provided by the National Science Foundation.  

NET1 is part of NET Television.  NET Television is a service of NET.  For a complete program schedule, visit NET's website (netNebraska.org/television).

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RELEASE WRITTEN BY:  Larry L. Kubert, 402-472-9333, ext. 389, or e-mail at lkubert@netNebraska.org

NET Television:

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