Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Food Fights Over GMOs And Purdue Dining

Apr 1, 2016

The president takes a strong stand against those who criticize the use of genetically modified food.
Credit Purdue University

On the campus of a Research One university, there’s a lot of scientific debate.

But recently, Purdue’s president – who’s not a scientist – took a stand against what he calls one of the most alarming pieces of pseudo-science affecting Americans today – genetically modified food.

On this month’s conversation with Mitch Daniels, we ask why he’s so riled up about it and whether, when the rich head of a company that makes GMOs sits on your Board of Trustees, there’s a conflict of interest that should prevent such statements.

Also on today’s show, is President Daniels trying to, as one editorial writer out it, “kill” Purdue dining?

He’s long said how impressed he was with the food at the school, but one former head of dining services says those comments are code used by a man nicknamed “the Blade” to signify he’s going to try to save costs in the food service sector.