What’s the Deal with Genetically Modified Food?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

GMO foods are a big point of contention these days. Worldwide protests, Supreme Court rulings, and online campaigns– it’s safe to say the issue isn’t leaving the headlines any time soon. But as GMO foods become more prevalent, Laci looks at what science has to say about scientifically created food.

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47 comments

Jen Amirghol December 17, 2016 - 9:17 AM

bacteria being multiplied – Humans ravaging the earth- the path is surely narrow. that is bone chilling.

Jen Amirghol December 17, 2016 - 9:24 AM

first we must ask ourselves are gmo's our friends. and which study is telling the damn truth.

Stephanie G December 27, 2016 - 9:46 AM

Overall, I think the idea of gmo is great. However, using gmos with pesticide, or any type of crop with pesticide for that matter, is definitely a bad idea. The real culprit is pesticide in my opinion and joining gmo and pesticides truly is harmful. Also, the reason there is such little evidence that gmo is bad is because there hasnt been funds for it. The government will not fund that anytime soon given that monsanto provides so many jobs and money to the government, they wont dare do anything to ruin that. That being said, i still believe gmos have potential, its just way more complicated that describing it as overall bad or good. In an ideal world, a crop that can withstand environmental factors and repel other damaging organisms without the use of pesticides would be the best product. Who knows what the future holds, but it sounds promising.

John A December 31, 2016 - 11:45 PM

We eat GMO every single day and I'm ok with that but not GEO. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are foods we genetically change to our likening which should only involve mixing different types of crops to create the perfect crop such as an apple that doesn't spoil in 3 days due to crop cross-breeding. I'm fully against genetically engineered organisms (GEO) which is when the foods genes/DNA is changed in a lab vs out in the crop field. We could essentially make food glow in the dark or add genes that produce harmful traits to humans. GMO is a go-ahead for me but GEO is do not pass go for me.

Noah Brinson January 1, 2017 - 3:13 AM

Pro GMO

Brad Briscoe January 1, 2017 - 12:53 PM

pro gmo

Bahege Paul January 8, 2017 - 10:59 AM

also Gmo have give greatly effect in my body can cause mutation

712criminal January 13, 2017 - 8:45 AM

opening Pandoras box.. I find it interesting that the head of the FDA is an ex Monsanto executive. Like that's not a conflict of interest..

Mike Rurak January 22, 2017 - 2:43 AM

there have been links between GMO and the declining Bee population.

Jonathan Puga February 22, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Non GMO please 😁

Jelle B March 21, 2017 - 2:29 AM

came here for science, stayed for laci green…

Rosalie Stevenson April 5, 2017 - 3:00 AM

GMOs are awesome!

ared18t May 12, 2017 - 6:36 AM

you know if terrorists result wanted to get their way they'd just burn every farm and grocery store

Popeye Gordon May 29, 2017 - 5:20 AM

What's the deal with showing a hypodermic needle in a tomato? Nobody does that.

Popeye Gordon May 29, 2017 - 5:24 AM

This year's March Against Monsanto was a big flop! Few to none showed up. Yay science truth!

TheNightTerror June 27, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Pro GMO. I would have to rethink my whole future if GMOs were banned.

jack l September 6, 2017 - 6:15 AM

Pro gmo

Parthian Capitalist September 8, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Here is the deal: it's killing us, and America has a shit load of money so they have no excuse

Derek Woodward September 10, 2017 - 8:46 PM

I think GMO's are good and bad. They will be able to feed the growing population at a cheaper cost but rumors I hear about the practices of the companies that make these GMO's are terrible, if true. They are terrorizing other countries to make the food for the USA at a low cost, almost slave labor and the law suits they have against some farms in the US are bankrupting families. If what I hear is true.

Flora Green November 6, 2017 - 9:18 PM

why the hell would you think that bacteria DNA does not splice into the DNA of other organisms by themselves?… why does this channel even pretend to know what they are talking about?

Matt Wag December 28, 2017 - 4:48 AM

are you a feminist?

Panda King January 31, 2018 - 1:57 AM

GMOs are potentially dangerous. The time how GMOs are good got what they needed though. I have researched and found that people who fed rats GMO crops have their rats deformed with damaged immune systems. However I don't know what causes it so please give (healthy) criticism about it

Kevin Thomas February 25, 2018 - 3:23 AM

If it makes rats sicks then you best believe it will make a human sick. Especially corn and soybean that grows its own pesticicde… im alittle apprehensive about this but chances are I have already consumed a GMO product anyway.

Star Cherry February 26, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Om nom nom gmo’s

sandeepy. g sex. kumar March 4, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Andrew van Baarsen April 6, 2018 - 12:09 PM

So anti science…. not surprised

Qwerty April 24, 2018 - 7:36 PM

riley reid works for seeker?

Jack G May 1, 2018 - 8:13 PM

fucking bias report

Jessica SmokeyMcPot May 3, 2018 - 2:35 AM

Maybe it's the weed killer that's harming people and not the actual gmo

Elvira Galieva June 24, 2018 - 8:36 AM

Pro GMO! I would prefer GMO to non GMO!!!

Danic C. September 2, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Saying that GMO's are bad because Monsanto made a few of them to be able to be doused with a lot of herbicides is like saying all buildings and constructions are bad because the Nazis built a few ones that were made to douse people with poison gas.

Dokes September 5, 2018 - 7:50 AM

people on here should have looked at opposing studies wtf
wish i would have 5 years ago, this video made me trust it and ive seen more against it

Mako Kong March 22, 2019 - 6:11 AM

Pro-GMO for sure. They are safe.

Charlie DeBunc June 12, 2019 - 3:11 AM

That girl is throbbing😎

David Moody November 16, 2019 - 8:08 PM

GMOor not who cares as long as it protects the food from unwanted bugs that can make us sick like mosquitoes with diseases and other insects creatures. So far people don't know if our fruits and vegetables have GMO and their in good health.

Popeye Gordon February 25, 2020 - 12:43 AM

People Strongly Against GMOs Had Shakier Understanding Of Food Science, Study Finds Jan 26, 2019 "People who most intensely oppose genetically modified food think they know a lot about food science, but they actually know the least, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in January in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

GMOs are widely considered safe by scientists, but opponents have said they want more science on the potential harm so that subjective arguments aren't part of the equation. However, previous surveys have shown that providing more scientific facts about GMOs to people doesn't change their minds.

The survey, conducted by four universities, asked 2,000 people in Europe and the United States how much they knew about genetically modified food, what their opinion was and how intense it was." Read the full coverage at: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/01/26/687852367/people-strongly-against-gmos-had-shakier-understanding-of-food-science-study-fin

Popeye Gordon February 25, 2020 - 12:47 AM

*European Union green lights imports of eight GMO crops
* European Commission | December 6, 2019

"[Nov. 28], the [European] Commission authorized eight Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), all for food/feed uses (maize MZHG0JG, maize MON 89034 x 1507 x NK603 x DAS-40278-9, maize MON 89034 x 1507 x MON 88017 x 59122 x DAS-40278-9, maize Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604 x 1507 x 5307 x GA21, the renewals of soybean MON 89788 and of soybean A2704-12, the renewal of cotton LLCotton25, and the renewal of oilseed rape T45).

All of these Genetically Modified Organisms have gone through a comprehensive authorization procedure, including a favorable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The authorization decisions do not cover cultivation."

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/12/06/european-union-green-lights-imports-of-eight-gmo-crops/

Popeye Gordon February 25, 2020 - 12:49 AM
Popeye Gordon February 25, 2020 - 12:49 AM

What is not tested, ever, for safety?? Organic, heirloom, hybrid and new truck farm breeds. They go straight to store shelves with zero testing and YOU are the guinea pig. Look at what has happened because of this fact that never happened with GMO foods: "A year ago[2003] in New Zealand, there was an outbreak of food poisoning from a "killer zucchini" that hospitalized a number of people. Environmentalists jumped all over the story until it was determined that the culprit was "organic" zucchini. Plants are chemical factories that produce a multitude of toxins that protect them. An outbreak of aphid infestation had minimal impact on conventionally grown zucchini. The more vulnerable "organic" zucchini was genetically inferior because of inbreeding. They expressed dangerously high levels of the toxin curcubitan. Had this been a transgenic plant, we would be hearing about it ad nauseam, but being that it was "organic," it was quickly consigned to an Orwellian memory hole." http://www.uh.edu/~trdegreg/genetic_engineering_not_significantly.htm

Popeye Gordon February 25, 2020 - 12:50 AM

GMO is a laboratory breeding method for seeds. It is never under any circumstances an actual food ingredient just as hybridization, grafting and seed selection are not food ingredients Lying organic lobbyist trolls will try to use fear mongering to convince you GMO sourced foods are not as safe when in fact they are far safer. What is not tested, ever, for safety?? Organic, heirloom, hybrid and new truck farm breeds. They go straight to store shelves with zero testing and YOU are the guinea pig. Look at what has happened because of this fact that never happened with GMO foods: "A year ago[2003] in New Zealand, there was an outbreak of food poisoning from a "killer zucchini" that hospitalized a number of people. Environmentalists jumped all over the story until it was determined that the culprit was "organic" zucchini. Plants are chemical factories that produce a multitude of toxins that protect them. An outbreak of aphid infestation had minimal impact on conventionally grown zucchini. The more vulnerable "organic" zucchini was genetically inferior because of inbreeding. They expressed dangerously high levels of the toxin curcubitan. Had this been a transgenic plant, we would be hearing about it ad nauseam, but being that it was "organic," it was quickly consigned to an Orwellian memory hole." http://www.uh.edu/~trdegreg/genetic_engineering_not_significantly.htm

Popeye Gordon February 25, 2020 - 12:50 AM

The WHO, EPA, EFSA and 281 other agencies all affirm that GMOs and glyphosate are totally safe and cause no unintended consequences. Full global consensus! All 284 global health and safety agencies agree. Yes, this is the mother of all GMO safety citations and a stake in the heart of all anti-biotech conspiratards: http://www.siquierotransgenicos.cl/2015/06/13/more-than-240-organizations-and-scientific-institutions-support-the-safety-of-gm-crops/ On the linked page is a hyperlink of proof for each of those 284 agencies. Some may not be in English. Only the Russians and the IARC now discredited by bribery disagree.

Popeye Gordon February 25, 2020 - 12:51 AM

Organic industry tyranny for 32 years and counting: "Although GMOs are regarded as safe as their conventional counterparts by every major food safety authority in the world, the organic industry spends nearly $3 billion a year through over 330 different organizations leading with fear and “information spin” as an industry to sell their products. By creating an unfounded fear that requires tighter regulations on GMO crops, they are hoping to force them out of the food supply, thereby creating a bigger market share to sell more products in their more than $65 billion wheelhouse.

The unfortunate consequence of these [non-GMO] labels is that the food companies and lobbyists tend to create an unnecessary “us vs. them” divide. When food companies use fear against competitors to sell a product, farmers take it personally."

https://www.agdaily.com/insights/farm-babe-label-trends-end/

Now why do you suppose organic food is so expensive?? Imagine what 3 billion dollars could do for humanitarian goals – end a different disease forever every year…. End all hunger in at least one country…… Funding nasty propaganda? Really??

Popeye Gordon March 11, 2020 - 9:40 PM

HEY!! You know all those hundreds of Youtube videos with the images of fruit being injected with a hypodermic needle? ALL A TOTAL HOAX with the intention of selling you more crappy over priced organic foods by fear mongering. It's FAR MORE HYPOCRITICAL THAN THAT – in fact, only organic farmers inject their foods with needles. Proof: https://ascienceenthusiast.com/bt-use-is-allowed-in-organic-farming/
PS – there are no GMO tomatoes.

livestreamerr April 29, 2020 - 4:21 AM

Just a way to lowkey put poison in our food

Jojo Bartlett June 6, 2020 - 6:21 AM

You Can Brush Your Teeth With My Whole Shit

Nøugat June 22, 2020 - 5:39 PM

we all know why we're here.
homework.

come on dude wtf July 16, 2020 - 9:04 PM

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