January 12, 2021

What are concerns about GMOs?

GMOs are incredibly controversial in our society, especially when it comes to the food we eat. This is the second episode in a 3-part series breaking down the science of GMO foods. In this podcast, we explain some of the concerns about GMOs and what is being done to combat these potential issues. We also answer some of our listeners' burning questions about GMO foods - be sure to send us your own questions, too!

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Sources:

Book: Mendel in the Kitchen by Nina V. Federoff and Nancy Marie Brown

https://www.amazon.com/Mendel-Kitchen-Scientists-Genetically-Modified-ebook/dp/B002U58AU0/ref=sr_1_1?crid=367F0BNVHTAJ&dchild=1&keywords=mendel+in+the+kitchen&qid=1610055044&sprefix=mendel+in+hte+kitchen%2Caps%2C206&sr=8-1

GMOs general

https://www.fda.gov/food/consumers/agricultural-biotechnology?utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=feedyourmind2020

Stats on how GMO crops:

https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us/recent-trends-in-ge-adoption.aspx

Non-GMO CRISPR plants

https://cals.ncsu.edu/news/crispr-plants-new-non-gmo-method-to-edit-plants/#:~:text=CRISPR%2FCas9%20is%20a%20tool,replace%20a%20specific%20genetic%20sequence.&text=That%20does%20not%20necessarily%20mean,relevant%20crop%20is%20a%20GMO

https://newatlas.com/first-crispr-meal/45270/?itm_source=newatlas&itm_medium=article-body

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29744888/

Bt corn

https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/br/monarch/bt-corn-commercialization/

Cry9C recall

Book – chapter 9

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2000/09/23/biotech-corn-fuels-a-recall/673f2399-5622-4f03-ac22-a7babb1ebea8/

EPA policy reduce risk of resistance: https://www.epa.gov/regulation-biotechnology-under-tsca-and-fifra/insect-resistance-management-bt-plant-incorporated

GMO regulations U.S. vs. Europe: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2015/same-science-different-policies/#:~:text=The%20outcomes%20of%20the%20U.S.,has%20approved%20fewer%20than%20forty

https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/european-and-american-views-on-genetically-modified-foods

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

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