- A scientifically improved salmon stokes debate
The Food and Drug Administration holds hearings next week which could lead to approval of the first genetically modified animal for human consumption. A Massachusetts company wants federal approval to market a genetically engineered salmon but is the verdict still out on whether such foods are safe to eat?9:06 a.m.
Anne Kapuscinski: The Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science at Dartmouth University.
Margaret Mellon: Director of the food and environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Val Giddings: President of an independent consulting firm PrometheusAB Inc. He was also a senior staff geneticist with the USDA.
- The father of cyberpunk
In his 1984 novel "Neuromancer," author William Gibson envisioned a technological future that looks a lot like the present. He joins Midmorning to talk about his new novel and how his concept of the future has changed.10:06 a.m.
William Gibson: Author of "Zero History." His previous books include "Neuromancer" and "Pattern Recognition."
- Newsmaker: Oprah and Jonathan Franzen make nice
Jonathan Franzen raised eyebrows in 2001 when he dismissed the selection of his novel "The Corrections" by the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and made comments that led the talk show host to revoke her invitation. She's announcing today that Franzen's new novel, "Freedom," will be her next book club pick.10:45 a.m.
Ron Charles: Fiction editor at the Washington Post.
Ron Hogan: Founder and curator of the literary website Beatrice.com.
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