Podcasts are a new addiction of mine. Driving to work or going on a long road trip can be much more entertaining while listening to Mike Rowe’s “The way I heard it” or even The Nerdist Podcasts. One such podcast that came with a pleasant surprise was an episode of StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson (your personal astrophysicist) and his take on a documentary called, Food Evolution. In the podcast, Neil chats with the documentary director as well as a food scientist on many issues surrounding GMOs. And surprisingly, they all spoke very highly of the science behind GMOs. I will be sure to drop a link to the podcast below, be sure to give it a listen the next time you run errands around town.
Some key points made by the podcast:
- The term “Genetically Modified Organism” encompasses much more than plant varieties developed in a laboratory.
- Scientific consensus is that GMOs pose no threat to health – instead focus should be on sustainable agriculture practices.
- GMO’s have helped save populations in lower developed countries whose food supply is their main source of income. An example being Uganda and their banana blight.
- Technically Organic Produce can include GMO varieties.
Be sure to check out the StarTalk Radio Podcast mentioned above – StarTalk Radio Podcast – https://www.startalkradio.net/show/understanding-gmos-future-food/
The documentary seems to cover many issues surrounding GMOs: Are GMOs harmful? Are they ruining the planet? Is organic produce healthier than GMOs? Check out a trailer below!
The trailer looks great, right? Besides the person who stated, “I trust social media before I do doctors, the FDA, ….” Please, never be as naive as her. Do your research and only trust credible sources, aka NOT your social media feed. If you are trusting your “followers” more than you trust a doctor, you may need to log off for a while and reevaluate your life choices.
I haven’t had a chance to watch the documentary yet but certainly plan to. Be on the look out for an article on it in the coming weeks. It looks like a well developed film!
Still not convinced? Agree or disagree with anything you heard? Let us know, we look forward to continuing this discussion with you!
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