Listen to two friends talking about genetically modified food. Frank is for GM food, but Ann is against it.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


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In view of overflow of population problem throughout the world, genetically modified food will be our salvation in future. Off course, organic food is safer, but be more realistic: we cann't grow such products for everyone around, it takes numerous resourses for feeding human beings. So, possibly we will have options: die of hunger or eat GM-food.

I liked this podcast a lot. It's a important topic. I agree with Ann. I think natural or organic foods is better than modified foods because they are safer for human and animal consumption. Well this topic is controversial as well as global warming. We should talk and debate over this issue because it affects our lives.

Hello, I can't hear the full audio in this Podcasts section, but I can hear the audio in other sections. Is this my computer's problem, or does anyone else also meet the same problem, too?
How can I solve the problem? 

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Sorry to hear you're having problems with the podcast! The file works OK for me, so I need a little bit more information from you to find out what the problem is. Can you tell me what exactly happens?

  • Does the recording just stop? If so, when?
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  • When you say section, do you mean this page, or the whole Professional Podcasts section?

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