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Are GMOs Good Or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food


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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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Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

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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. I dont know what kind of fluorine atom Kurzgesagt has going on at 28 seconds but it looks more fucked than your moms pussy… I hope somebody else has noticed this

  3. And what about long term side effects of GMO? Can we be so confident while we have no clue about their consequences on the ecosystem?
    I do believe genetic engineering is a fantastic tool for certain situation, but as a scientist I also know that organisms and ecosystem are extremely complex networks of interaction. Disturbing a few of them might lead to unexpected long term and irreversible changes. Wouldn’t that be an argument alone to lower GMO usage?

  4. the studies are payed for by corporations they wouldn’t allow an independent study they shut them down research it

  5. *If natural pests die:*
    *-Environment-local ecological system collapse, because there is no food for predators (bugs) and halpful weed=missing fauna=no carcasses, no more humus in earth soil*

  6. 2:55 Due to the more liberal (and unfortunately not Consumer-protecting) laws in the USA products are often thrown on the market without being tested sufficiently, often leading to the availability of products which are harmful and which will only be restricted if there is evidence for their maleficience and many people are already affected.

  7. GMOs have been helping me keep zombies off of my lawn for years now. GMOs have literally saved my life. A+++

  8. So promote GMOs and kill the pesticide industry! get rid of all of those corporate LEECHES! poisoning our land.

  9. Well you clearly missed the point on this one. “[…] the science is in. […]” and scientists, that didn’t come to the “right” conclusion, lost their jobs. Just look up Arpad Pusztai.

  10. Been saying this for years. Anybody that tells you that GMOs are bad and will kill you don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re afraid and speaking from a position of fear and conspiracy.

    Besides, everything you eat today has been genetically modified for taste, texture and yield and it hasn’t hurt you so far.

  11. Year 2050: Plants discover sentience. They are currently campaigning for equal rights.
    Year 2051: Trees have taken over humanity.

  12. This video represents a very narrow , one-sided and priviliged perspective on GMOs. Unsubscribed.

  13. But wouldnt it be a problem if some of these plants kill bees? I dont know if thats possible but you would have to make sure that only very very specific insects are killed by these plants.

  14. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, What about the animals that eat the pesticides which lives of “new” gmo plants?

  15. dont no why ppl think GMO’s are bad. we been doing it for many thousands of years. GMO’s just take away the shot in the dark called selective breeding.

  16. So basically for those running short on time is: THEY ARE GOOD. VERY GOOD. VERY VERY GOOD.
    The only argument against them is people who misuse them. But only to the degree that I could misuse a spork to stab someone to death with.

  17. The Chinese (Simplified) translation is partly inaccurate. 6:34 it should be 这些事例只说明了转基因技术应用很小的一部分 before the comma. Please make sure the translation is correct before translators submit their works.