Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

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:
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

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Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

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20 Responses

  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell says:

    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. Black Hermit says:

    If you disagree with this video, and you are writing pseudoscience comments, please go to a library and check out a basic chemistry book. Then get into biochemistry to understand why this video is spot on.

  3. hi im simon says:

    if its tasty and doesnt kill/hurt me i will eat it… and if it smells nice, or kinda nice.
    also kurzgesagt really stepped up their game! everything looks so crispy and nice now!

  4. Giant Douche says:

    “Why are we not funding this”

  5. SpazzyMcGee1337 says:

    I actively avoid foods that proudly claim to be GMO free. It’s fear mongering.

  6. Yoda Master says:

    This will be a heated comment section soon

  7. Yoda Master says:

    Anyone one else here to just see if anyone is arguing?

  8. Vishal Sheth says:

    My thoughts are that if humanity is to become a space faring, Kardashev scale 3 civilisation we need to use any & every scientific tool available to improve us & things around us. It is inevitable that soon humans would be genetically modified too.
    These may be two of the possible outcomes, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” where each human is genetically modified to perform their given task optimally and always remains happy & satiated and never ventures to do anything more than the task assigned to us. A stagnant, but a peaceful, stable and a “happy” society. A perfect utopia.
    The other is Arthur C. Clarke’s “Space Odyssey”, that we modify ourselves and advance our technologies to the extent we can download our entire consciousness into a memory bank. Then move from beings of matter to beings of energy, travelling across planets & stars at the speed of light. Either way, science ensures an amazing future if we choose to embrace it.

  9. Alex Azazel says:

    GMOs are turning freaking frogs gay!

  10. Lalo Moreno says:

    The problem isn’t necessarily gmo’s, but pesticides. Glyphosate for example is known to cause bee hives to collapse.

  11. DriveR13G27 says:

    Whatever you think about GMOs, this video was not balanced as it didn’t even mention the possible risks that stem from the irreversible changes. If we find out that there is some risk associated with the consumption of GMO food after doing the changes, it’ll be too late. Also, the company you refused to name is called Monsanto. What a biased video

  12. ZB says:

    Could you guys do a behind the scene video showing how you make and produce your videos?

  13. TheAnnoyingGunner says:

    Our tools for genetic modifications are still pretty clunky. We still have a very limited understanding of the genome. All we’re able to do at the moment are very blunt and radical modifications, we lack the fine control.

  14. Dr.StickFigure says:

    What about genetically modified humans? I’m hoping they can give me a real, non-stickfigure body. #crispr

  15. Samuel Correa Z says:

    @Kuergesagt – in a nutshell you missed a really important matter in this issue, wich is the genetic diversity loss due to GMO. did you know that once the original potatoes almost got extinct due to all of the kinds of genetic modified potatoes ?.

  16. DomSchu says:

    GMO crops are probably not harmful to human health. More worrisome is the companies who are trying to control and own all food production.

  17. Alexander Gonzalez says:

    Or we could stop deforestation by reducing our dependency on agricultural farming by stopping eating meat and dairy. The feed we use for animals can be used to feed people that are starving.

  18. Ryukachoo says:

    thank you for pointing out the undercurrent of the anti-gmo argument, it’s not anti-gmo, it’s anti Monsanto.
    Monsanto is so morally bankrupt, some of their major buisness practices could be repackaged as a villain plot on an episode of Captain planet and nobody would notice

  19. Abraham Mast says:

    I am doing a GMO research paper for school…. GMOs are NOT 100% safe. Yes they have their benefits, but as a whole they cause more harm than good.

  20. Kevin Verstegen says:

    WOWWWWW thank you for explaining! I always wondered why there was so much negative though around GMOs, this explains a lot. You do not give a direct opinion, you state facts. And I like that, you still give us the chance to choose for ourselfes. And 600 hours!! That deserves a thumb up hahaha. 2 thumbs up.

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