Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded?

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SOURCES:

#What is natural:

GM insulin:

Genetic engineering for thousands of years:

CRISPR:

# Are GMOs bad for your health
GMOs and gene flow:

terminator seeds:

Plants that are destined to be eaten are evaluated by different agencies

GMOs are safe– various studies and reports by respected authorities:
National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine:

An overview of the last 10 years of genetically engineered crop safety research:

Letter of 110 Nobel laureates vouching for GMOs:

WHO:

Various others:

Bt crops:

herbicide-resistant crops:

# What good GMOs can do

Bt eggplants:

Gm papaya:

# Look in the crystal ball:

drought-resistant crops:

plants that produce more nutrients:

vitamin-fortified banana:

nitrogen-fixing crops:

Chestnut tree:

Potential for landsparing:

# Further reading:

Bt cotton in India:

Article on popular science:

Blog series on GMOs:

Ecomodernist manifesto:

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  1. SOURCES:

    # GMO sources
    #What is natural:

    GM insulin:
    http://bit.ly/2ncHaW5

    Genetic engineering for thousands of years:
    http://bit.ly/2eCHKfi
    http://bit.ly/2mLCvPm

    CRISPR:
    http://bit.ly/2ncI2uN

    # Are GMOs bad for your health
    GMOs and gene flow:
    http://bit.ly/2bKauBe

    terminator seeds:
    http://n.pr/2o0ADSZ
    http://bit.ly/2obZ9NS

    Plants that are destined to be eaten are evaluated by different agencies
    http://bit.ly/2mLbU5g
    http://bit.ly/2nGPtNy
    http://bit.ly/2ncMXf0

    GMOs are safe– various studies and reports by respected authorities:
    National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine:
    http://bit.ly/2o0IT55

    An overview of the last 10 years of genetically engineered crop safety research:
    http://bit.ly/2ot8tfH

    Letter of 110 Nobel laureates vouching for GMOs:
    http://bit.ly/295Nvg1

    WHO:
    http://bit.ly/1slbfSV

    Various others:
    http://bit.ly/1pEOq9T
    http://bit.ly/1xq9iGn
    http://bit.ly/14XU8yl
    http://pewrsr.ch/1LqMLAe
    http://bit.ly/2nduCOV
    http://bit.ly/20BHOsU

    Bt crops:
    http://bit.ly/2nd9rg8

    herbicide-resistant crops:
    http://bit.ly/2o5kdJk
    http://bit.ly/2o5nSGQ

    # What good GMOs can do

    Bt eggplants:
    http://bit.ly/2nHbdsW
    http://bit.ly/2nvmg89

    Gm papaya:
    http://bit.ly/2nbN0ab
    http://bit.ly/2nvl6cz
    http://bit.ly/2ndxPy0

    # Look in the crystal ball:

    drought-resistant crops:
    http://bit.ly/2mLmnxf

    plants that produce more nutrients:
    http://bbc.in/1WxsfnJ

    vitamin-fortified banana:
    http://bit.ly/1MKS0sJ

    nitrogen-fixing crops:
    http://bit.ly/2mLN9Wn
    http://bit.ly/2nc9mrZ

    Chestnut tree:
    http://bit.ly/1VqkL2D

    Potential for landsparing:
    http://go.nature.com/2oc18Sp
    http://bit.ly/1T1J2NX

    # Further reading:

    Bt cotton in India:
    http://bit.ly/2nH5AdZ
    http://bit.ly/1JQKG1u

    Article on popular science:
    http://bit.ly/2o5oVqp

    Blog series on GMOs:
    http://bit.ly/2o18w5X

    Ecomodernist manifesto:
    http://bit.ly/1PSVE6n

  2. You fucking "people" don't know what the HELL you are doing.

    You are completely oblivious to the CONSEQUENCES of too much genetic engineering.

    You are all like fucking spoiled children that don't know what they want but at the same time they want EVERYTHING because they think it will make them happy.

    I know what you petty humans want.What MOST people want.

    They want to become GODS.They want to be in control of everything.They want their every desire fulfilled and their every discomfort removed.

    You want to be "perfect".

    But you FAIL TO REALIZE YOU ALREADY ARE PERFECT the way you are.

    All your diseases and problems are caused by your REFUSAL to live a NATURAL life.

    You and your fucking science needs to be DESTROYED and people need to be pushed back into the stone age so that you would all be REMINDED of what really matters and what you really need and how things really are.

  3. I think a better solution to agriculture would Vertical indoor farming. This way would will slash water consumption by up to 90% per kilo of produce, and you won't need as much pesticide (if at all) by being in a closed controlled environment, you will be able to produce all year round instead of just seasons, and soil degradation won't be a thing anymore.

  4. well a big problem is that we eat to much meat and because of that there is not enough food avaible for all humans right now. The documentation cowspiracy on netflix tells more about this problem 🙂

  5. This video fails to mention any research for or against GMOs so I'm not sure how the authors can proclaim this to be well researched. Glyophosphate is a metallic chelator and does have large impacts on the body. There is research to back that up. It is not enough to say that something is safe. That's just an opinion, so where's the science to show GMOs are safe?

  6. I'm not all the way through but I feel you skimmed over the practice of patenting GMO crops; patenting an organism is, by itself, a bit shifty but something that has happened more than once is GM crops contaminating someone's field who did not purchase GM seeds/enter an agreement, resulting in said farmer being sued for "stealing" patented organisms. There's also the dangers of monoculture; a whole field of genetically identical plants, if some un-thought-of disease came through, would be pretty screwed since none would happen to be resistant. Monocultures that do not resist some overlooked or new pest are also prone to pesticide cascades, where stronger and stronger pesticides are required to control the pests, who grow resistant to the pesticide. It's not the GMO crops that are frightening, it's really the entire model of agribusiness, as you mentioned – but I wish you'd gone into more detail, this video seems very propagandist without adequate acknowledgement of counter arguments

  7. OMG! Just IMAGINE a orl, in wich you can GROW EVERYTHING O_O You can grow IRON GOLD and other resources. You may even be able, to create new resources that you can then use for generating energy. Just imagine, that we can mix every Gene we want and let EVERYTHING grow, that we want.
    That sounds a Little bit scarry after all, doesn't it?
    What do you guys think?
    Greatings
    ~Rex

  8. I'm not doubting or challenging the science, but I do have a question. With so much of the bias against Monsanto being unfounded, why are they aggressively pushing federal and state legislators to not require labels indicating if a product uses GMO's? It's tactics like this that make many people think, "They must be trying to hide something. Something bad." Thus Monsanto is partially responsible for creating the paranoia which people have against GMO's in general.

  9. There are so many people who automatically reject GMOs because of ignorance. Forget about the impact on industries; many believe that they're somehow bad for you or unnatural. While it's true they're technically unnatural, nothing unnatural or harmful in any way is added. If people had a basic understanding of how things worked, they would know that a few swaps in the DNA are just "natural" as if it were to happen through normal means. Things already mutate, we may as well make it mutate in beneficial ways.

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