January 26, 2021

What are pros about GMOs?

In our podcast two weeks ago, we covered some concerns about GMOs. In this episode we will cover some benefits of GMOs in regards to agriculture, nutrition, and the case study of golden rice. Hopefully, we have given you a good background on GMOs and answered your burning questions in this three part series. 

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SOURCES //

GMO pros

https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/07/new-study-gmo-crops-reduce-pesticide-use-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/09/21/21greenwire-crop-savior-blazes-biotech-trail-but-few-scien-88379.html?pagewanted=print

GMO environmental impact

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21645698.2020.1773198

Organic products

https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2013/05/17/organic-101-can-gmos-be-used-organic-products

Foreign Policy Golden rice article: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/17/golden-rice-genetically-modified-superfood-almost-saved-millions/

Summation of retracted golden rice research article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-genetically-modified-rice/genetically-modified-rice-a-good-vitamin-a-source-idUSBRE87E0RO20120815

Retracted golden rice research article: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/96/3/658/4576908

Retraction reason: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/102/3/715/4564264

Golden rice and Vitamin A deficiency: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/11/08/golden-rice-the-gmo-crop-loved-by-humanitarians-opposed-by-greenpeace/

Low participants golden rice study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682994/

Zimbabwe golden rice study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21715509/Anti-golden rice perspective: https://theconversation-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/theconversation.com/amp/the-philippines-has-rated-golden-rice-safe-but-farmers-might-not-plant-it-129956?amp_js_v=a6&

May 19, 2020

What are Vitamins?

Vitamins are everywhere in the news and are often marketed as having superpowers. This week we're covering all the basics behind Vitamins: what they are, how they work, their importance, and recommended vitamin levels. This is a two part podcast so stay tuned for the next podcast where we discuss how vitamins became vitamania and how they're regulated.

// SOURCES 

Vitamania book: https://www.amazon.com/Vitamania-Vitamins-Revolutionized-Think-About/dp/0143108158

Plant vs animal vitamins:

https://www.kevinstock.io/health/vitamins-and-minerals-plants-vs-animals/

Vitamins and what they do: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/listing_of_vitamins

Elmer McColum: https://onwisconsin.uwalumni.com/features/the-birth-of-vitamin-a/

Vitamin D levels: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-d-whats-right-level-2016121910893

Synthetic vs natural vitamins: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/synthetic-vs-natural-nutrients#section1

Fortification/enrichment: https://www.supermarketguru.com/articles/fortification-vs-enriched-know-your-food/

Calcium/Vitamin D: 

https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/osteoporosis/role-calcium-vitamin-d-bone-health

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