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Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food


GMOs are one of the most controversial areas of science. Genetic engineering is used in many fields, but even though medical applications like GM insulin are widely accepted, The debate heats up when it comes to food and agriculture. Why is that? Why is the same thing treated so differently? Let’s try to get to the bottom of this and explore the facts, the fears, and the future of GMOs. Humans have been genetically modifing plants and animals for thousands of years. Maybe a few of your crops had very good yields. Maybe one of your wolves was especially loyal. So you did the smart thing, and bred the plants and animals that had traits beneficial to you. Traits suggest an expression of genes. So with each generation, those genes got more pronounced. After thousands of years, almost every single plant and animal around us is vastly different from its pre-domesticated state. If humans have been changing genes for millennia, what makes a so called “Genetically Modified Organism”, or GMO, different? Selective breeding is basically hoping for lucky hits. Genetic engineering eliminates this factor. We can choose the traits we want. Make fruit grow bigger, immune to pests, and so on. So, why are people concerned about them ? Let’s start with one of the most common objections to GMOs. Gene flow, meaning GM crops could mix with traditional crops and introduce unwanted new characteristics into them. There is a method that might guarantee complete prevention, but is a big anti-GMO argument by itself. Terminator seeds. The idea is that they could produce sterile plants, requiring farmers to buy new seeds every year. The very concept of this, however, caused a public outcry, stopping the technology being put to use. This brings us back to the unintentional spreading of engineered DNA. There have been cases of GMOs growing where they weren’t planted, and traces of modified genes found in foreign crops. But GM plants can’t run wild entirely. Many crops pollinate themselves, and all crops have to be related to mingle. There are also cultural methods like buffer zones, to keep unintentional crossing at a minimum. But if it’s possible in principle that a GMO could unintentionally cross with a non-GMO, there’s actually a more important question. Is food that comes from GM crops different to food from non-GM crops? This question has been a major concern from the very beginning. GM plants that are destined to be eaten are checked for possible dangers, and the results are evaluated by multiple agencies. After more than 30 years and thousands of studies, the science is in. Eating GMO plants is no more risky than their non-GMO equivalent. But don’t just take it our word for it, the sources for this and other claims are in the video description. But what about plants that have been engineered to be toxic? For example, BT crops. A gene borrowed from the bacterium Bacillus Thuringiensis, lets engineered plants produce a protein that destroys the digestive system of specific insect pests. The plant makes its own pesticide. Insects that eat it die. That sounds alarming! Pesticide sprays could be washed off. While the poison in BT crops is inside the plant. But actually, it’s not a big deal. Poison is really just a question of different perspectives. What’s harmless to one species, might kill another. Coffee, for example, is a poison that kills insects but is harmless to us. Or take chocolate, it’s dangerous for dogs but a pleasure for humans. BT crops produce a protein that is tailored to the specific design of the digestive tract of certain insects; it’s completely harmless for us. There’s also the opposite approach. Plants that are engineered to be resistant to certain weed killers. This way, farmers can use them widely, killing the other plants competing for resources without harming the crop. Here, we get to the dark underbelly of GMOs. For the pesticide industry, they are big business. Over 90% of all cash crops in the US are herbicide resistant, mostly to glyphosate. As a result, the use of glyphosate has increased greatly. That isn’t only bad, glyphosate is much less harmful to humans than many other herbicides. Still, this means famers have a strong incentive to rely on this one method only, casting more balanced ways of managing weeds aside. That’s one of the most fundamental problems with the GMO debate. Much of the criticism of this technology is actually criticism of modern agriculture and a business practice of the huge corporations that control our food supply. This criticism is not only valid, it’s also important. We need to change agriculture to a more sustainable model. GMOs as a technology are actually an ally and not a enemy in that fight, helping to save and protect nature and minimize our impact on the environment. Let’s look at some positive examples. Eggplant is an important crop in Bangladesh but often, whole harvests are destroyed by pests. Farmers had to rely heavily on pesticides. Not only was this very expensive, Farmers also frequently got sick. The introduction of a new GM eggplant in 2013 stopped this. The same BT protein we talked about before, an effective killer of insects but harmless to humans, was engineered into them. This reduced insecticide use on eggplants by more than 80%. The health of farmers improved, and their income rose dramatically. And sometimes, the GM approach is the only option. In the 1990s, the papaya industry in Hawaii was under attack from the ringspot virus which threatened to wipe out Hawaiian papaya. The solution was a papaya genetically modified to be vaccinated against the virus. Without it, the state’s papaya industry would have collapsed. All these stories show a very narrow application. 99% of all GMOs we use right now produce pesticides, or are resistant against them. There is so much more we could do. The scientists are working on GMOs that could improve our diet. Plants that produce more or different nutrients, like fruit with higher antioxidant levels that help to fight diseases or rice with additional vitamins. On a larger scale, we’re trying to engineer plants more resilient to climate change, plants that can better adapt to erratic weather and adverse soil conditions, making them resistant to droughts or floods. GMOs could also not only reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment, but actively help to protect it. Scientists are working on crops that can draw nitrogen from the air, like microbes. Nitrogen is a common fertilizer, but its build-up pollutes the ground water and speeds up climate change. Plants that collect their own nitrogen could fix two problems at once. The over use of fertilizers in the developed world, as well as the shortage of it in developing countries. We could even modify plants to become super-effective carbon collectors, like the American chestnut tree, to mitigate and actually reverse climate change. With the tools we have today, our imagination is the limit. The world eats 11 million pounds of food every day. A UN estimate suggests we’ll need 70% more by 2050. We could grow that food by clearing more and more forests to create fields and pastures and by using more pesticides. Or we find a way to do it on the land we’ve got right now, with more effective methods like GM crops. Intensifying farming instead of expanding it means GMOs could become the new organic. In a nutshell, GMOs have the potential to not only drastically change agriculture but to also dampen the effects of our own irresponsible behavior. GMOs could be our most powerful weapon to save our biosphere. This video took more than 600 hours to make, which would be impossible without viewer support on Patreon.com. If you’d like to support carefully researched content made with love, it’s really very helpful! And you can get your own bird as a reward. If you want to learn more about genetic modification, we have more videos explaining the opportunities and risks of the technology and how it could impact our future. Caption credits are in the description.

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100 thoughts on “Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

  1. Food for people not for profit.
    Non-gmo,organic food cost twice as much as food that doesnt havent those certification/labeled…

  2. Even the pro-GMO 'Genetic Literacy Project' and 'BIOFORTIFIED' KNOW that 8.7% of gov't funded, peer-reviewed animal safety studies on FDA approved GMO crops find HARM…..that's about 1 in 11 studies that find HARM in approved public Foods….
    Wow, I have SUCH FAITH in the FDA, who only require 3 basic tests (by the producer!) before signing this SHIT FOOD into GRAS!
    Luckily, the UN CODEX has 80 pages of safety recommendations, these can't save Americans, but they can save the EU!

  3. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll '*Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable*' who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  4. Am i the only one worried about insects? They are important too and not allowing them to eat our crops could be horrible for their population. You could say "well it's not natural for them to eat our crops" well it isn't, but we took their home and turned it into farms. They HAD to adapt. Killing them will grealy damage their numbers and possibly pose a horrible threat to Earth.

  5. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll '*Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable*' who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  6. Funny how the Shills cannot read scientific material that defies their dogma…..LOLS
    Forget this BS…IF you want to KNOW FACTS about GMO Food safety, read the UN CODEX…..and ask why the recommendations have been actively avoided by GMO Corporates…. Copy , paste as below, get some FACTS:
    Codex: “ Principles for the risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology
    1)Scientific Human testing recommended: Never done, still being ACTIVELY AVOIDED…..but the product is for sale (experimental food!)
    2) Sold intentionally UNLABELLED for 23 years to millions of Americans…..no wonder their healthcare keeps falling over….
    3)Post-marketing Surveillance recommended: Never done, still being actively avoided……
    Sorry Americans, the FDA has failed you yet again, along the same lines as the GLYPHOSATE mess….. those brown envelopes under the table… how sad….
    And KZGT, what a disappointment this video was, how poorly researched, how one-sided…..totally un-scientific.
    600 hours? What a waste when you only read the GMO Producer's Literature……

  7. Fantastic SCIENCE by KZGT here: (NOT) Read this instead:
    UN Codex: “ Principles for the risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology “ Google, click, click….LOLs
    Then ask: WHY do they recommend Human Testing, Labelling, post-marketing Surveillance? No other food has such safety recommendations, why does GMO food need this?? After 600 hrs, HOW did KZGT miss this FACT???

  8. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll '*Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable*' who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  9. If you have a problem with gmos then think about your favorite veggies. Corn was (possibly) once teosinte a very hard 5 kernel plant. We made it into today’s corn. Cauliflower broccoli kale Brussel sprouts and some others I can’t remember were once the same thing. Humans modified these plants to what they are today and like others mentioned gmos just speed up the process. There is nothing wrong with gmos and should be accepted as they promote human health. The idea they are bad are from people who haven’t researched or who are too stubborn to admit there wrong.

  10. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  11. Ofcourse it is bad because If Food can kill pests or insects, It means it can kill humans also. If not that is the contradiction because they are all living things. At least, poisons will build up and eventually form any kind disease as consuming GMOs.

  12. Don't be easily deceived by Media. They will manipulate you to believe what they provide. Because they have purpose on selling them to earn massive money. They don't even care about people's health.

  13. It's pretty stupid that food that advertises with not being genetically modified also claims to be more environmentally friendly. In fact, growing the same amount of unmodified food often takes up a lot more space and requires more energy because there's a lower yield per plant.

  14. I think that people just forget that it is genetically modified organisms so that includes all domestic dogs and cats so you may be around one every day and hate them but you have one in your house

  15. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  16. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  17. 4:43 Your out of ur mind if u think it not harmful 🔥
    Glyphosate ruins ur gut and crosses the blood brain barrier which has horrible implications for ur health.
    Agent orange which was used as a biohazard weapon was converted into this pesticide after the Vietnam war.
    Cancer rates are increasing at an alarming rate.
    Do ur damn research!

  18. I love that you literally cannot understand the anti-gmo's' arguement in 90% of cases. Strawman or entirely Ad Homonen. Sadly miseducated people, more interested in pointing out some random person's "research", than faculties of scientists studying the subject, literally aim to destory the world.

  19. The US NAS 2016 report on GMO foods for Humans has this: " GE crops and foods derived from them are tested in three ways: animal testing, compositional analysis, and aller-genicity testing and prediction. THAT"S all folks, the PRODUCER tests them, the FDA signs them off! Utter FAILURE of FDA mandate: To ENSURE public Food safety….
    meanwhile the UN CODEX recommends HUMAN SAFETY STUDIES, LABELLING, POST-MARKETING SURVEILLANCE…..never done. WHY NOT?? Easy! $$$$$, that's why. Crap safety science applied to a crap product.

  20. Just READ THE UN CODEX ON GMO SAFETY and ask WHY the recommendations have been ACTIVELY AVOIDED? Codex recommends: HUMAN SAFETY TRIALS, LABELLING, POST MARKETING SURVEILLANCE , only for GMO foods. WHY IS THAT NECESSARY???
    HOW did Kurzgesagt miss this during their 600 hour research???

  21. The European are light years behind the Americans in GMO's,so there is a intisment for Euro governments trying to block American dominance in this area!
    You see a similar effort in restricting American big Tech in Europe!

  22. Monsanto the company that created, DDT, Agent Orange and Roundup makes GMO food… but its totally not bad for you (trust us). Climate Change is real and GMOs are good. Fuck this channel.

  23. This video was doing a perfectly good job until the 5:00 mark, then it adopts a thoroughly Luddite, anti-science perspective.

    What is the video saying the problem is? The agriculture industry has developed plants which are resilient to glyphosate. Because of its ability to safely control for pests, it has become adopted by many farmers. The video then claims that this is bad, not because of any demonstrable negative consequences to human health, but because it's not egalitarian. In effect, a better world would be one where the inferior farming practices of Luddites and anti-science cranks ought to be given equal consideration. It's like saying that we ought to give equal consideration to the hand loom because the advent of the textile mill made it obsolete.

    In addition, nobody is forced to use glyphosate or any GMO crop. People choose to do so because of the practical economic advantages it offers which they have judged themselves. It results in greater yields and lower costs for the agriculture industry, and lower costs and selection for consumers. If somebody else claims they can do it better, they are free to offer a better alternative – if they can.

  24. NO FOOD-SAFETY SCIENCE INSTITUTIONS or COUNTRY has FELT the NEED to and has NEVER RATIFIED, NEVER EMBRACED, NEVER ADHERED TO the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS ,DO HUMAN TESTING For GMO technology and Organic foods that are breed with radiation induced mutagenesis ? They are FREE to do so if they so wish to. What country are you from ALMOST BUT NOT ENTIRELY, UNREASONABLE that you are ashamed of? Are you a lying Russian Troll?

  25. Question 1: What is natural?
    Kurzgesagt: Talks about how humans genetically modified orgasims in the past.
    … That wasn't the question

  26. What everyone is missing is the promise of GMO was to "feed the world"… Did this ever happen? NO ! The whole premise of GMO products is for Big Pharma to give you flowery false promises which of course you fall for every time when actually you are a willful part of a gigantic experiment. The end result is big pharma destroying everything natural in order to corner and copyright the food market – nothing else.

  27. What everyone is missing is the promise of GMO was to "feed the world"… Did this ever happen? NO ! The whole premise of GMO products is for Big Pharma to give you flowery false promises which of course you fall for every time when actually you are a willful part of a gigantic experiment. The end result is big pharma destroying everything natural in order to corner and copyright the food market – nothing else.

  28. StarLink Corn for animal fodder (Taco Bell Corn Shells) was a BT Toxin corn that ended up in the Human Food chain. People became ill, then it got recalled……. HARM FROM DIGESTION in Humans , not in cattle. How surprising: People aren't cows with 5 stomachs….who knew? LOL Yeah, the SCIENCE IS INDEED IN, KZGT just chose to ignore some FACTS…..and present the standard US rhetoric instead.

  29. What an INTERESTING , Colourful VIDEO CLIP….and BULLSHIT to boot!
    Instead, just show us the Human Safety Trials in full accordance with UN Codex recommendations. Wha??/ Never done?? then how is this GMO 'scientifically' safe, say, like GMO meds which ARE CLINICALLY TESTED and therefore acceptable?
    How S T U P I D must you be to buy into this piece of anti-science???? C'mon KZGT, pull the other one…..

  30. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  31. READ THE UN CODEX: After 23 years of unlabelled sales, GMO Food for Humans is STILL COMPLETELY EXPERIMENTAL: There has never been a scientific safety study on Human consumption of GMO Foods. > EXPERIMENTAL!! An open-ended, uncontrolled HUMAN feeding experiment in America, for over 23 years and still running….. The land of the free……??? GOOGLE: Codex: “ Principles for the risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology “ The truth is there , if you want it….it's NOT here in this video.

  32. SCIENTIFIC HUMAN SAFETY TESTING (per UN Codex standard) ON GMO PRODUCTS IS COMING, YOU CANNOT AVOID IT!!
    The EU will HAVE TO DO IT, or this improperly tested crap will rot on all the shelves….. as it should.
    No 'unlabelled' public blind-folding will be TOLERATED in the EU, and so your experimental 'murican food-game is over…..NOW the REAL SAFETY SCIENCE STARTS….only now, 23 years after unlabelled public sales started in America…..some war-crimes are lesser…….

  33. Its Fake Food people wake up they're getting ride of the real food to give us bottom feeders fake food. Ita gonna break down our bodies not help

  34. CRY ABOUT THIS CLIP! UN CODEX on GMO SAFETY: " Unintended effects can result from the random insertion of DNA sequences into the plant genome, which may cause disruption or silencing of existing genes, activation of silent genes, or modifications in the expression of existing genes. Unintended effects may also result in the formation of new or changed patterns of metabolites. "
    For example, the expression of enzymes at high levels may give rise to secondary biochemical effects or changes in the regulation of metabolic pathways and/or alteredlevels of metabolites”
    "46: ….. consideration should be given to the potential impacts on human health using conventional procedures for
    establishing the safety of such metabolites  *(e.g. procedures for assessing the human safety of chemicals in
    foods)*  .” i.e. Human Safety  Studies, YET: None ever. The SCIENCE IS NOT IN, KZGT LIES!! Animal studies? Yup, many! BUT 1 in 11 still find HARM on FDA approved crops. How did the misss that FACT??

    The worlds highest international Food-safety Platform, the UN CODEX, versus KZGT (re-discovered Food Fascists?) on Human Food safety? Yeah, colorful Berds are better, right??

  35. The UN FAO (Food & Agricultural Organization, Ducky) has this: " “4) First, despite what is sometimes said, we do not need GMOs to resolve the current world hunger
    problem. There is enough food for everybody, but millions of people are poor and simply do not have the money to buy food – that is why access to food is a major problem.” THAT is the OFFICIAL POSITION of the UN FAO. So, WHY are GMO crops so widespread? EASY: The are cheaper / easier to produce IN THE SHORT-TERM, which is where Corporate has ALWAYS made it's money, usually at the expense of the medium-longterm returns. Who cares, it's not illegal, they'll fix it LATER, just like Global Warming…., the Antibiotic crisis, the Big 'Baccy payouts, the Asbestos moguls, …..you get the picture….. DISGUSTING MORAL EFFLUENCE OF HUMANITY. Living off the deaths of Joe Average….what Heroes!

  36. LOLS. " GMO's are one of the the most controversial areas of science" says the KZGT intro. WRONG!!! Nothing controversial in the UN CODEX Safety recommendations on GMO Foods for Humans. Straightforward, gold-standard, clinical best Practice.
    The ONLY CONTROVERSY is how CORPORATE GMO has actively avoided the Codex recommendations….yet is still legally allowed to sell their IMPROPERLY TESTED, EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT for 23 years to millions of Americans, UNLABELLED to add insult. YAY, $$$$$$

  37. in india there is a special train from bhatinda (punjab) to bikaner(rajasthan) which is also called as cancer train, b coz mostly 60 % or more cancer patients travel in this train for cure , please make video on it , if possible. i love your videos a lot, , great work hats off. please keep it up.

  38. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  39. Who owns the patten to the seeds & can we hear the framers from country’s that have used it like India; and
    Seeds are still gods property (yes;no)

  40. In the same couple of minutes you say gmo is the same as selective breeding, just without the lottery, then say how a "borrowed" gene from a bacteria transplanted in a plant is a cool pesticide.
    which is my main problem with gmo and the narcissitic nature of humans. this is playing god with systems we dont understand. show me how you would selectively breed bacteria and corn ? no we just go in cut out a part of DNA smack it on another organism, hold it in place with duct tape and call it a day. if we knew all that there is to know about both these organisms and the full interaction between the food we eat and our bodies this would be fine, but this is not the case. havent you watched jurassic park ? selective breeding is also based on actual and gradual outcome.
    not only we do not know or care about the process, things that could be harmful now skip the QA stages. selective breeding is a slow process with continuous integration and testing. if there is a problem we would probably find out in time to stop it, here by the time bad effects might manifest we will be 50 generations of ctrl-c ctrl-v later, and with half of farms polluted with our mad experiments. way to go !
    the biggest thing that makes me anti-gmo food is the lobbying for bans on marking food gmo-free. this just proves to me extreme measures taken in the form of aggresive and toxic marketing. this is not a "mark all gmo as harmful" its just "mark something as non gmo". this is either treating the population as complete morons or trying to hide things or both. this alone is enough to show me this industry is not good for us.

  41. i actually allready knew this, but it baffles me how i get most pushback from people that should care about the environment the most, no really those on the right are like, man that seems great, good for everyone, the benefits outweigh the negatives, so why not do it, those on the left are usually telling me how it is unethical or how they might spread

    i usually retort by saying that we have been doing the same thing since produce became a thing, that produce itsself only became substaineble because we made it so (evidence sugests that the first Agricultural lifestyles lead to lower health and shorter lives, with especially bad teeth and so on, but through selective breeding we got these big juicy fruits and especiallu those large cobs of maize, (it is also my argument against those that say we were vegitarians, no our ancestors were omnivores for generations, and before that mostly ate meat, our intestines are not adapted for vegitarian lifestyles, at least not when plants were not as we know them today, (those for consumption that is) the only thing that allows us to even digest vegetation is our teeth, we all ate peas, we all know what our excrement looks like after eating them, same with carrots and other greens or grains, we only digest that which we mulched over, all the rest does not give us nutrients

    I believe that most of it is dogma, and it is strongest on the left today, it no longer matters if it is better, is it virtues, can we feel special or rebellious if we use it, same with nuclear energy, march after march but none of them know that not only is it the best solution we have, it is also greener than renewable and oh many use the radioactive cores of nuclear weaponry that is being dismantled nowadays, actively giving us a usefull way of disposing of it, and the major drawbacks, nuclear wast and disasters, well the waste can be stored away safely, it is put in bunkers, and in fact material can be used several times over to produce energy before getting to that stage, then there are the 2 main disasters, tchernobyl, where people died due to a human error, and the world learned from it, the second is Fukushima, a nuclear plant struck by a natural disaster, in this case one should ask questions about what the japanese were actually thinking, as over centuries if not millenia the japanese developed architectural practices which were specifically meant to make their structures resistant to earthquakes and tsunamis, and then they built a nuclear plant basicly right next to a faultline, the result should have surprised nobody but it did, because bureaucrats are rarely varried in their interests, and nuclear physisists probably have little interest in history or architecture or geology

    in the end some people want to help out, but wellmeaning as they are, dogmatic thinking keeps them from accepting the only valid ways of doing it

  42. Golden Rice 'efficacy' study, apologizes for the LACK OF HUMAN SAFETY testing , excerpt: " Although this attests to the probable safety of Golden Rice, we acknowledge that only a single serving was fed to each study subject. A much longer exposure with a larger cumulative consumption of Golden Rice would be needed to make definitive assertions regarding the inherent safety of this food for human use . MORE STUDIES REQUIRED. Google 'pubmed, golden rice, efficacy'. Peer-reviewed science…not pretty 'Berds'….LOLS.

  43. Calling all Kurzgesagt subscribers and readers – note I will increase my daily calling out of invasive hate trolls until this stops. Kurzgesagt fans and science respecting educated adults who hate trolls and malicious liars – Join me in reporting the anti-science GMO hater troll Almost but Not Entirely Unreasonable who is in fact mentally ill. Let's not allow hater trolls and malicious liar stalkers to take over this venue. Whether they are Russian spammers, Greenpeace activists or organic industry operatives the result is the same. If you sort for newest and scroll down you will see just how bad this infection is. We welcome debate but not liars with ulterior motives that insult the integrity of our hard working farmers and scientists. Flag him for cyber bullying and report his channel because the shitty, practically non-existent moderation scheme in G+ has no specific button for reporting stalkers or malicious trolls. Kurzesagt works on your behalf to post the truth, don't let trolls get away with trying to discredit the effort. To report these trolls, click on their channels, locate the flag button and report them for cyber bullying or spam or both. Copy this page's address into the complaint form and click it.

  44. One day we might find a good balance where we push the plant in the right direction and it can find natural ways of fighting off problems

  45. man. in all the goddamn bad news about climate change and shit like the amazon and greenland is making me sad. im watching all of kurzgesagts stuff on genetically modified things because they give me hope.

  46. I'm not sure how was eggplant was important to Bangladesh. But our tomatoes, modified in Netherlands. Our seedless watermelon modified in California USA. So 99% of our food modified 4 good

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