Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

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  • Published: 30 March 2017
  • Are GMOs bad for your health? Or is this fear unfounded?

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    #What is natural:

    GM insulin:
    bit.ly/2ncHaW5

    Genetic engineering for thousands of years:
    bit.ly/2eCHKfi
    bit.ly/2mLCvPm

    CRISPR:
    bit.ly/2ncI2uN

    # Are GMOs bad for your health
    GMOs and gene flow:
    bit.ly/2bKauBe

    terminator seeds:
    n.pr/2o0ADSZ
    bit.ly/2obZ9NS

    Plants that are destined to be eaten are evaluated by different agencies
    bit.ly/2mLbU5g
    bit.ly/2nGPtNy
    bit.ly/2ncMXf0

    GMOs are safe– various studies and reports by respected authorities:
    National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine:
    bit.ly/2o0IT55

    An overview of the last 10 years of genetically engineered crop safety research:
    bit.ly/2ot8tfH

    Letter of 110 Nobel laureates vouching for GMOs:
    bit.ly/295Nvg1

    WHO:
    bit.ly/1slbfSV

    Various others:
    bit.ly/1pEOq9T
    bit.ly/1xq9iGn
    bit.ly/14XU8yl
    pewrsr.ch/1LqMLAe
    bit.ly/2nduCOV
    bit.ly/20BHOsU

    Bt crops:
    bit.ly/2nd9rg8

    herbicide-resistant crops:
    bit.ly/2o5kdJk
    bit.ly/2o5nSGQ

    # What good GMOs can do

    Bt eggplants:
    bit.ly/2nHbdsW
    bit.ly/2nvmg89

    Gm papaya:
    bit.ly/2nbN0ab
    bit.ly/2nvl6cz
    bit.ly/2ndxPy0

    # Look in the crystal ball:

    drought-resistant crops:
    bit.ly/2mLmnxf

    plants that produce more nutrients:
    bbc.in/1WxsfnJ

    vitamin-fortified banana:
    bit.ly/1MKS0sJ

    nitrogen-fixing crops:
    bit.ly/2mLN9Wn
    bit.ly/2nc9mrZ

    Chestnut tree:
    bit.ly/1VqkL2D

    Potential for landsparing:
    go.nature.com/2oc18Sp
    bit.ly/1T1J2NX

    # Further reading:

    Bt cotton in India:
    bit.ly/2nH5AdZ
    bit.ly/1JQKG1u

    Article on popular science:
    bit.ly/2o5oVqp

    Blog series on GMOs:
    bit.ly/2o18w5X

    Ecomodernist manifesto:
    bit.ly/1PSVE6n



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    • Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable
      Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable  2 weeks back

      @Popeye Gordon Where are the scientific Human safety studies that meet UN Codex recommendations? You promote selling an experimental and improperly tested Foodstuff to millions, 'cos it's easier to farm with??? MADNESS!

    • Popeye Gordon
      Popeye Gordon  3 weeks back

      @ravenbloodommo That's like saying all planes are made to kill people just because of military planes. You are an idiot.

    • Popeye Gordon
      Popeye Gordon  3 weeks back

      @ravenbloodommo 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.

    • Popeye Gordon
      Popeye Gordon  3 weeks back

      @ravenbloodommo that's a fucking ignorant thing to say. 'They' have doubled your life span. They gave you technology. They prevented you from starving. They NEVER poison people, you have NO proof of that at all regarding GMO foods. Ungrateful ass.

    • ravenbloodommo
      ravenbloodommo  3 weeks back

      they use science to make deadly poisons for people everyday,yay science !!!

  • rkagi
    rkagi  13 hours back

    GMOs are the ultimate organic solution

    • VanePane 04
      VanePane 04  2 days back

      Lim just here waiting for the downside to come

      • Popeye Gordon
        Popeye Gordon  2 days back

        Not possible. That ship sailed 20 years ago as it became apparent there are no down sides, It's all good. That's why GMO crop acreage has increased by a factor of 113 times since it started.

    • robinhood123454140
      robinhood123454140  2 days back

      5:25 settlers of catan

      • BerkanKocer
        BerkanKocer  4 days back

        Thanks!

        • Crazzy Fun
          Crazzy Fun  4 days back

          Привет Hi 👋

          • Christopher Walters
            Christopher Walters  4 days back

            "Wow, I love Kurzgesagt, they always talk about such great stuff!"
            "GMO's aren't unhealthy for you."
            "PAID fOr By MoNsaNTO!!"

            • Popeye Gordon
              Popeye Gordon  2 days back

              @?? There have been cases witnessed where banana plantations growing only one type will ship their flawed, less than perfect shaped or spotted bananas as organic because they look different and ship the most perfect looking as conventional. Organic is a scam.

            • ??
              ??  2 days back

              Anti GMO person: I eat non GMO
              Me: Those domesticated vegetables are GMO
              Anti: Noooo
              Me: Wild vegetables look very different

            • Popeye Gordon
              Popeye Gordon  4 days back

              You just screwed yourself with that. Playing the shill gambit is always a forfeit of the debate at hand. It is a pathetic form of cheating by trying to poison the well rather than countering with a cogent refutation that might prove your point or win a debate. I see lameoids pull this stupid blunder 10 times a day in the GMO debate. If you want to prove a fault in science, use the tools scientists use, peer reviewed studies and unbiased information sources. If you don't have solid evidence, consider what a fool you are being. Shill shill shill just makes you look like a blathering idiot and forfeits every time, the win goes to science truth. Explained simply in the dictionary or debate rules site of your choice under shill gambit. This is especially ludicrous when you consider the GMO safety debate ended two full years ago and no company for profit anywhere would spend a single penny paying a "shill" to promote something already attained in 2016 with release of that devastating NAS study Obama based his new labeling law on.

          • Theodore
            Theodore  5 days back

            What Kurzgesagt promotes is PURE scientism. Not science.

            • Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable
              Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable  1 days back

              @Loic Deniel Loic, I love your WORK....keep the faith!


              Whatever happened to KZGT with this shitty Video??

            • Loic Deniel
              Loic Deniel  3 days back

              @Popeye Gordon As for Glyphosate... Please... Quit the bullshit, anyone can google "Glyphosate DNA damage" and read dozens of paper that all reach the same conclusion: Glyphosate provokes DNA damage and impairs DNA repairing mechanisms. This is very obviously a potent carcinogenic, like every other compound that has these same properties.

              Any compound that is able to damage DNA is a probable carcinogenic. When this compound happens to also impair DNA repairing mechanisms and, on top of that, is a compound that you'll find in copious ammounts in your every-day diet, it is a serious health risk that not only add risks by it's own action, but can also increase the potency of other carcinogenics thanks to its effect on DNA repairing mechanisms.

            • Loic Deniel
              Loic Deniel  3 days back

              @Popeye Gordon You're straight up lying Popeye. As usual...

              Here's the conclusions of a 2017 EFSA study, and this is *_FAR_* from claiming that "GMOs are totally safe", the EFSA has exactly the same opinion as we have:

              *_"In regard to assessment of health risks, the case of Intacta highlights several regulatory problems with Bt soybean plants in the EU: (1) There are potential combinatorial effects between plant components and other impact factors that might enhance toxicity—this could also be relevant for the assessment of herbicide residues in food and should, therefore, be investigated in more detail. (2) It is known that Bt toxins have immunogenic properties; since many allergens occur naturally in soybeans, these immunogenic properties raise specific questions regarding health effects that so far have not been taken into account during risk assessment. (3) Fully evaluated and reliable protocols are needed to determine the Bt concentration in the plants, in addition to a comprehensive set of data on gene expression under varying environmental conditions. Further, detailed data on the effects of processing and intestinal degradation are needed to assess the exposure of the food chain to Bt toxins. Neither protocols nor detailed data were requested during the process of authorisation for Intacta and its parental plants. (4) The permanent exposure to residues from spraying with herbicides in combination with a mixture of Bt toxins in the food chain requires specific approaches for risk assessment._*

              *_It remains a matter of discussion whether the standards currently applied by EFSA meet the requirements for risk assessment as defined in EU regulations such as 1829/2003 and Directive 2001/18. In general, the concept of comparative risk assessment needs some major revision. Priority should be given to more targeted approaches, such as the investigation of the plant reactions to environmental stressors, risks to the immune and the hormonal system of mammalian species, combinatorial effects and long-term impact assessment of permanent consumption. Further, it does not make sense that stacked events showing a higher degree of complexity due to possible interactions should undergo a lower level of risk assessment than the parental plants._*

              *_In regard to the risk manager, the EU Commission, the current practice of authorisation does not appear to comply with EU regulation requirements, such as 1829/2003 and Directive 2001/18, that obligate a high level of protection for human health and the environment taking into account the precautionary principle as the underlying paradigm._*

              *_Some of the issues, such as the assessment of toxicity, immunogenic effects and the assessment of residues from complementary herbicides, are under the remit of the risk assessor, i.e. the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). And some issues will require closer collaboration between the risk manager, i.e. the EU Commission and EFSA, including requesting industry to deliver protocols for measuring the Bt concentration in the plants and to close the gaps between pesticide regulation and GMO regulation._*

              *_Since further soybean varieties expressing Bt toxins are already in the pipeline of companies, such as Monsanto, these issues require urgent attention. Further, many of the issues raised also concern other genetically engineered plants that express insecticidal proteins or are engineered to be resistant to herbicides, or are being combined in stacked events."_*

            • Popeye Gordon
              Popeye Gordon  4 days back

              @Loic Deniel That is a lie. The precautionary principle is part of the guidelines of all safety agencies. So is the mandate of substantial equivalency. No GMO will ever be approved if it does not qualify as equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart and all must pass over 75 mandatory tests required by the EPA, FDA & USDA. This takes years to complete and millions of dollars of investments, hence the need for 20 year patents to protect the investments. GMO safety is so fully established globally that 284 global health and safety organizations endorse it plus the safety of glyphosate. The WHO, EPA, EFSA and 281 other agencies all say 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: siquierotransgenicos dot cl /2015/06/13/more -than-240-organizations-and-scientific -institutions-support-the-safety-of-gm-crops/ On the 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.

          • Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable

            To this day, 23 years since public sales started in the US, there have been around 11 000 studies on GMO crops: Environmental, Yield, Animal Tests....but NOT ONE SCIENTIFIC HUMAN SAFETY STUDY HAS EVER BEEN DONE ON ANY GMO WHOLEFOODS.
            It's the Tuskegee EXPERIMENT all over again, this time it involves a whole country...
            BTW, 1 in 11 gov't-funded, peer-reviewed animal-safety studies find HARM from FDA-approved GMO crops. 9% are in Safety Failure Mode.

            • Sebastian Holowinski
              Sebastian Holowinski  6 days back

              Bottle wrapped in yarn

              • Sebastian Holowinski
                Sebastian Holowinski  6 days back

                Popcorn box and sun watching captain caveman

              • Sebastian Holowinski
                Sebastian Holowinski  6 days back

                Club penguin logo and parasitey are skateboarders

              • Logan Gagnepain
                Logan Gagnepain  6 days back

                I saw that Robocop reference ;)

                • R C
                  R C  6 days back

                  Share this video with everyone you know!!!

                  • rainyseas0n
                    rainyseas0n  7 days back

                    Sorry I got no money to contribute but I can watch the ads 👍

                    • Popeye Gordon
                      Popeye Gordon  6 days back

                      @rainyseas0n You just did.

                    • rainyseas0n
                      rainyseas0n  6 days back

                      .... you have too much free time. I’m not going to bother responding anymore

                    • Popeye Gordon
                      Popeye Gordon  6 days back

                      @rainyseas0n That is no issue and not worth posting. Thousands of Youtube videos use Patreon. There are 7 billion Youtube videos. And if you really did want to get your message to KZGT you would have posted that on their newest video or on their Facebook page, not here on a video that is over two years old. No big deal either way, I just corrected you.

                    • rainyseas0n
                      rainyseas0n  6 days back

                      I literally meant I can’t support them with monetary donations so I’ll help them make money with ads. What are you on about

                    • Popeye Gordon
                      Popeye Gordon  6 days back

                      @rainyseas0n That is the non-profit Patreon site. KZGT is not a business enterprise. It is educational and it helps train animation artists. They get enough money from ad revenue now. This video is over 2 years old. Patreon is literally a patron of the arts.
                      "Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism.

                      We are a small team who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

                      Currently we make one animation video per month."

                  • IC Ross
                    IC Ross  7 days back

                    This all sounds nice. It would certainly help to decrease the amount of area needed to produce crops. Nature however has its own way of striving to survive. The same way the Cold / Flu and other viruses mutate and certain strains of insects are immune to certain pesticides, nature and life has a way of adapting and mutating in order to survive. So believing that this is the end all to our problems is very short sighted. The fundamental primary law of nature no matter what species, plants, insects or animals (including humans), is survival / reproduction.

                    • NIK NUR BALQIS BINTI NIK MUSTAFFA -

                      This is for my science project since I want to get an A

                      • 누서
                        누서  1 weeks back

                        흐에에에에에에ㅔㄱㅇ

                        • Achmad Zulfikar F. N. H.

                          Who's here from longbeachgriffy vegan video?

                          • Popeye Gordon
                            Popeye Gordon  1 weeks back

                            What? Are you serious? There are SEVEN BILLION Youtube videos!

                        • Infermatt
                          Infermatt  1 weeks back

                          You didn't talk about Seralini, you will make a whole vidéo for that ?

                          • Loic Deniel
                            Loic Deniel  5 days back

                            Seralini's study was bad science. It was a group study with a number of subjects too small to be relevant. There's much better science on the topic. Kurzgesagt hides any message containing a hyperlink, so i can't put a link, but if you google this: "Possible health impacts of Bt toxins and residues from spraying with complementary herbicides in genetically engineered soybeans and risk assessment as performed by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA"
                            You'll have a great example of good science that synthesize the results of a lot of different peer-reviewed papers all the while raising the problematics that need to be raised in this domain.

                            You'll quickly see that it is miles away from the version that kurzgesagt is trying to sell us.

                        • Popeye Gordon
                          Popeye Gordon  1 weeks back

                          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.

                          • Loic Deniel
                            Loic Deniel  5 days back

                            Hey popeye, since i realized that kuzgesagt hides every message with a link in it to anyone but yourself, you might have not even seen the study that i've tried to point you too hundreds of time already. Try and google *_"Possible health impacts of Bt toxins and residues from spraying with complementary herbicides in genetically engineered soybeans and risk assessment as performed by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA"_* . It's a solid european study on the known impact of GMO bt-crops and other various possible risks attributed to them.

                            Excerpt:
                            *_"Effects of Bt toxins on the immune system have been identified in different species and via different routes, including whole food dietary administration. The observations include studies on mice [45, 46], and pigs [47, 48]. Immune system responses have also been shown for fish [49, 50]. Based on data that were provided to the Indian authorities by Monsanto, Gallagher [51] also assumed immunotoxic reactions in rats: Rats fed with Bt aubergine-producing Cry1Ac protein were significantly less healthy than controls as demonstrated by an increased white blood cell count, eosinophils in particular, and enlarged spleens. Further hepatotoxic effects included elevated bilirubin and acetylcholinesterase."_*

                            Still think that BT crops are harmless and have their place on the market?

                        • Grow The Farm Up
                          Grow The Farm Up  1 weeks back

                          Well stated, unfortunately some times pesticide treatments are a necessary evil there is plenty of evidence that insects carry myco toxins that turn into carcinogens as the insects eat the plant tissue leaving insect excrement behind opening up the plant, like a cut on your finger, it can get infected unless treated! Insect feeding opens up the plant tissue to soil or air borne diseases that can also contain carcinogens That said it is still a pesticide sprayed onto the plant tissue, so i get your point. It is vital to have individual free choice in matters of food especially. Choose for yourself. Come take part in the discussion and debate that is taking off at Grow the Farm up, It is a first of its kind platform YouTube channel for food consumers to clearly communicate with food producer and utilizing the collaboration to provide the consumer with exactly what they want. What a novel idea! remember farmers, it is our job to provide our customer with what they want. We need your feedback and ideas, we have learned so much in the short 3 weeks since we launched the channel, come join the discussion. Communication between farmers (food producers) and food consumers (everyone in the world!) is rudimentary at best and non existent at worst we are decades behind communicating between consumers and producers of food. Grow the Farm up is changing that, its time to open up a dialogue and Grow the Farm Up is the place that the discussion and debate about different farming practices, organic, conventional, NON GMO, and GMO's is taking place Also we are discussing efficient, accurate and low cost food labeling starting from the independent seed, one of the downsides of trying to label all food supplies is it will increase the cost of food. If you start with a pure, natural and high quality seed independently owned and grown all the 2nd generation plants will be pure, natural and high quality also, Seed Production is about 1% of all Agriculture, so labeling the seed is a much more economical and simpler way to arrive at the same result. What do you want to see on your food label? We need yours and all others feed back.

                          • Loic Deniel
                            Loic Deniel  5 days back

                            @Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable mate i've been posting this shit all over the fuckin place, except that i sourced my messages with links every god damn time, they're all hidden and it's seriously pissing me off

                          • Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable
                            Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable  5 days back

                            @Loic Deniel Go Loic....DELIVER real science, awesome job!!
                            You can also link that study like this, they haven't figured out how to 'auto-ghost' this format......yet.....!
                            PMC5236067
                            Ahh, Food Fascism is on the rise in Germany....how PROUD they must be to support this kind of anachronistic BS.

                          • Loic Deniel
                            Loic Deniel  6 days back

                            Well well, i've been digging the matter of this "hidden comment" thing, and surprise surprise:

                            *_As anyone who has ever spent much time on the internet knows, comment sections are usually filled with people leaving nasty messages that can be both hurtful and offensive. This is particularly the case of YouTube’s comment sections. What’s even worse are the spam comments that try and get people to click links to malicious websites. Thankfully, YouTube has now made it easier for creators to automatically block those types of comments…_*

                            *_When a creator turns on this new link blocking tool, every comment that includes any type of link will automatically get sent to the user’s “Held for Review” section. From here, the YouTuber can either approve the comment, report it as spam, or just simply hide it._*

                            That's how much you can trust kurzgesagt, they will hide comments showing serious peer-reviewed science that doesen't agree with their video. Not delete it, hide it, so only the person who posted it can see it, and therefore not have them realize that they are being censored.

                          • Loic Deniel
                            Loic Deniel  6 days back

                            So, i had posted this message something like 2H after your first post, but it was hidden because it countained sourced-links (Apparently you can't post links on this video... Incredible...) If you want to get the source of these quotes, the peer reviewed publication is called: *_Possible health impacts of Bt toxins and residues from spraying with complementary herbicides in genetically engineered soybeans and risk assessment as performed by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA_*

                        • Exantho
                          Exantho  1 weeks back

                          4:04 I think John did an accident...








                          in his pants...

                        • Exantho
                          Exantho  1 weeks back

                          0:10 _"Nice"_






                          -Bill Bird the Science Nerd 2017

                          • John Stevens Obungen
                            John Stevens Obungen  1 weeks back

                            fuck genetics just be a robot and stick a plug up your ass and your ready to go.

                            • Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable

                              PMC2682994 excerpt: ".....we closely monitored our subjects..... after the consumption of Golden Rice and found no evidence of any problems, including allergic reactions or gastrointestinal disturbance. 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* ." So GR is still EXPERIMENTAL in Humans.....yet they want to sell it NOW!!!

                              • Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable
                                Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable  1 weeks back

                                @Grow The Farm Up I stumbled onto a GMO video with Neil Tyson (Astrophysicist!?) 'interviewing' a GMO proponent....about 3 years ago now. There were obvious (6-th grade) disingenuities, so I left a few comments. And then the floodgates opened, all the professional Shills (like Popeye) tried to overwhelm my questions /counterpoints with half-truths, finally just with sheer volume of nonsense.
                                You see, they are paid to get your comment as far down the list as possible, so that Joe Average doesn't get wind of what is actually going on .... or that there is a case to be made AGAINST their corporate interests.
                                There are MANY reasons to question (avoid is better) GMO food for Humans.
                                I have a video in the making, may be little while still.
                                In the meantime, I challenge the GMO Trollers , which gets the reaction you see above. Popeye is not alone, they have a little stand-by 'army', from students to retired folk...and they ALL preach the same dogma....over & over. Which is their weakness...once you know where the gaps & cracks intheir narrative are, they are easy to embarrass. It takes time though...


                                Now about Food: People in general have NO idea what they are being served , how it came about, what it is covered in, how 'empty' it has become ....that is true for non-GMO as well, btw.


                                But GMO is worse: It avoids millions of years of evolutionary safety 'filters', GMO 'hacks' the genetic code with zero concern about any unforseen disturbances within the cell's DNA...and there are many.
                                So that's quite bad, all on its own.
                                What's worse is that it then gets a smidgen of safety testing (in-house, by the producers) before the FDA signs it of to be sold UNLABELLED to Millions of Americans.
                                To this day, 23 years since public sales started, there have been around 11 000 studies on GMO crops: Environmental, Yield, Animal Tests....but NOT ONE SCIENTIFIC HUMAN SAFETY STUDY HAS EVER BEEN DONE ON ANY GMO WHOLEFOODS.
                                It's the Tuskegee EXPERIMENT all over again, this time it involves a whole country...

                            • JG Dancel
                              JG Dancel  1 weeks back

                              GoodVIdeo Thanks to this

                              • S P
                                S P  1 weeks back

                                Its banned in france for a reason there are dozens of test that clearly show that it is harmful. You Are discrediting dozens of toxocologists. The reasons why the tests are show up fine here in America is because 1 it's short term 2 they are paid off by Monsanto. Monsanto doesn't have a reputation for being a good company.

                                • Loic Deniel
                                  Loic Deniel  5 days back

                                  @Popeye Gordon
                                  Oh, peer-reviewed safety studies? you mean like those of the EFSA? Like the one called *_"Possible health impacts of Bt toxins and residues from spraying with complementary herbicides in genetically engineered soybeans and risk assessment as performed by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA"_*

                                  Which summarize the findings of hundreds of scientists from all horizons?

                                  And somehow has this to say about GMOs:

                                  *_"Effects of Bt toxins on the immune system have been identified in different species and via different routes, including whole food dietary administration. The observations include studies on mice [45, 46], and pigs [47, 48]. Immune system responses have also been shown for fish [49, 50]. Based on data that were provided to the Indian authorities by Monsanto, Gallagher [51] also assumed immunotoxic reactions in rats: Rats fed with Bt aubergine-producing Cry1Ac protein were significantly less healthy than controls as demonstrated by an increased white blood cell count, eosinophils in particular, and enlarged spleens. Further hepatotoxic effects included elevated bilirubin and acetylcholinesterase."_*

                                  Or this:

                                  *_"When reviewing existing data, it has to be taken into account that most of the data on the toxicity of Bt toxins are generated by using organisms primarily relevant for environmental risk assessment. But several conclusions derived from these data are also relevant for the health risk assessment of food and feed derived from Bt crops, especially if other specific data are not available or not sufficient. At the same time, the data provided by the applicant do not appear sufficient to draw final conclusions: For example, an acute toxicity study with a high dosage of the isolated Bt toxin in mice [2]. This study does not allow conclusions to be drawn on the toxicity of exposure to the Bt toxin at lower dosages over longer periods of time. Furthermore, combinatorial effects that can emerge from the stacked event were completely left out of risk assessment."_*

                                  Or this too:

                                  *_"Further EFSA guidance [65] requires specific investigations to exclude risks for children and elderly people if risks concerning the immune system have to be assessed: “The specific risk of potential allergenicity of GM products in infants as well as individuals with impaired digestive functions (e.g. elderly people, or individuals on antacid medications) should be considered, taking into account the different digestive physiology and sensitivity towards allergens in this subpopulation”. However, these specific risks for infants and other relevant groups were left aside during EFSA risk assessment for Intacta and its parental plants [1, 2]."_*

                                  Surprisingly enough, the scientific community doesen't seem to show the unanimity that you so desperatelly try to claim, popeye.

                              • Antal Varsanyi
                                Antal Varsanyi  1 weeks back

                                Pesticide resistance could lead to over use, which would harm the environment including bees.

                                • Popeye Gordon
                                  Popeye Gordon  1 weeks back

                                  @Jukajobs No harm to human or animal health has ever been proven by unbiased non-activist peer reviewed science studies in all history. You can not locate and link a single legitimate study claiming that bullshit you spout. This makes you a Youtube conspiratard and nothing more.

                                • Jukajobs
                                  Jukajobs  1 weeks back

                                  unfortunately, it already leads to overuse. especially in places where laws surrounding pesticides are not very strict. pesticides are a big factor in how bees are dying in huge quantities, and they can also affect a lot of other creatures, including humans. so it's another case of something that could potentially be great (GMOs, not pesticides) being in the hands of companies that put profit above anything else, even if that "anything else" is a lot of harm being caused to the environment, including humans :/

                              • uzielperez2002
                                uzielperez2002  2 weeks back

                                Wow I didnt think of that, GMOs intensifying farming and reducing deforestation

                                • Devan Harker
                                  Devan Harker  2 weeks back

                                  CHOCLATE IS DIGUSTING!!!

                                  • Loic Deniel
                                    Loic Deniel  1 weeks back

                                    @Popeye Gordon Yo paid shill or not, you gotta go out and talk to some humans lad, you start to sound asperger as fuck

                                  • Loic Deniel
                                    Loic Deniel  1 weeks back

                                    @Memeologist tbh, the dude won't answer when you put peer reviewed science that contradict his vision in front of him, so you're fucked either way yk. I'm about 90% certain that he's a paid shill (that "100 000 message" deal, the guy claims to have published over 100K pro-GMO messages over the web in 6 years, which ammounts to about 6-8 hours a day of typing, and that awfully sounds like paid lobbying) although i give him a 10% chance that he's just a deranged bat-shit insane lunatic completelly obsessed with GMO.

                                  • Popeye Gordon
                                    Popeye Gordon  1 weeks back

                                    @Memeologist No. After 100,000 comments nothing gets me riled. You can't touch this. Not even when you stoop to insulting sexual profanity, which of course proves beyond any doubt I was 100% correct, you are just a fucking troll. But you did earn a flag so that is some consolation I guess, from your demented perspective.

                                  • Memeologist
                                    Memeologist  1 weeks back

                                    Popeye Gordon Wow!!! Did I strike a nerve? You talk like some fifteenth century poet, listen normalfaggot not everything is about memes.

                                  • Popeye Gordon
                                    Popeye Gordon  1 weeks back

                                    @Memeologist You are clueless as to the definition of memes, very ironic! The Devan troll tried to disrupt the thread with a hateful comment meant to derail the narrative and anger civil educated people. Then YOU tried to bait ME with an additional trolling post. This is the very essence of trolling. The topic here, the ONLY topic up for discussion, is the high value of GMO crop science. Chocolate is not a GMO food. Stop fucking with the thread, troll

                                • Dankius Memeius
                                  Dankius Memeius  2 weeks back

                                  Is it just me or does the sound played during the transitions annoy me?

                                  • Roberty Keijzery
                                    Roberty Keijzery  2 weeks back

                                    If we use it to make trees grow quickly and not die so quickly and if we GMO them to produce more oxygenm or to grow a stupid amount of leaves. Our global warming problem will be solved

                                    • ḤEMÃ
                                      ḤEMà 1 weeks back

                                      leaves are amazing

                                  • CITIZEN SCIENCE
                                    CITIZEN SCIENCE  2 weeks back

                                    It appears that KZGT have a LOT to to hide .....and answer for.
                                    How MANY comments / responses are 'ghosted'. 'cos they embarrass the KZGT narrative? EVERY SINGLE COMMENT THAT LINKS ANOTHER SOURCE IS SIMPLY NOT SHOWN.
                                    Wow, what happened to Science Communicator Kurzgesagt?? Guess corruption is now rife in Germany too....

                                    • Loic Deniel
                                      Loic Deniel  6 days back

                                      @Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable That's plain censorship. Kurzgesagt would make goebles proud

                                    • Loic Deniel
                                      Loic Deniel  6 days back

                                      @Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable
                                      More info on the topic, can't link the source oviously, but here it is:

                                      *_"As anyone who has ever spent much time on the internet knows, comment sections are usually filled with people leaving nasty messages that can be both hurtful and offensive. This is particularly the case of YouTube’s comment sections. What’s even worse are the spam comments that try and get people to click links to malicious websites. Thankfully, YouTube has now made it easier for creators to automatically block those types of comments…_*

                                      *_When a creator turns on this new link blocking tool, every comment that includes any type of link will automatically get sent to the user’s “Held for Review” section. From here, the YouTuber can either approve the comment, report it as spam, or just simply hide it._*

                                    • Loic Deniel
                                      Loic Deniel  6 days back

                                      @Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable it used to be doable though, i remember linking shit and it being visible, same for popeye his links were visible. that's recent developement

                                    • Loic Deniel
                                      Loic Deniel  6 days back

                                      @Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable Yo what the actual fuck, i've checked in incognito mode, and indeed every message containing a link is hidden.

                                      I take back what i said. Kurzgesagt is corrupt as fuck.

                                  • NrNi9e
                                    NrNi9e  2 weeks back

                                    So what happens when all the insects that used to eat the plants suddenly die when eating the gmo plants? Dosent this hit hard on birds and other animals that live of these insects?

                                    • David Adcock
                                      David Adcock  2 weeks back

                                      Bt gmo technology is now being use in Europe as in all over the world. Organic growers have used Bt for decades even injecting some food with Bt. I am sure you have heard of Bt corn. Bt corn contains naturally occurring Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria, a result of recombinant DNA techniques. that selectively kill caterpillar pest. Organic growers have for decades approved sprays containing Bt, a naturally occurring soil bacterium. Bt produces biotoxins lethal to moths,caterpillars and butterflies when ingested. Because it targets these insects' intestinal membranes(ABSENT in HUMANS and ANIMALS ), the EPA considers it benign to non- caterpillar species, including beneficial insects. When Organic growers spray Bt they kill all moths,caterpillars, and butterflies but we do not do that with gmo corn because only corn bore and corn rootworms attacks corn so they are the only insects affected. For 80 years farmers like me used dangerous dangerous pesticides to control theses insects but today we do not have to use them thanks to gmo technology. GMO technology is safer for my children, my Wife, our water, our farm, and our environment. WE and YOU should give thanks to almighty GOD for the wisdom of GMO Technology.

                                  • ARIEL BOT
                                    ARIEL BOT  2 weeks back

                                    Corn: pest shield 9000
                                    Me: it shoud be OVER 9000!

                                    • Nature Was Here
                                      Nature Was Here  2 weeks back

                                      Great video, I like the broad perspective on the topic(s).


                                      Some thoughts: 'Natural' is defined as "not made or caused by humankind"


                                      Interesting how GMO's might be compatible with the second part of the definition, being in agreement with the surrounding environment. ...Some of it, anyway- I appreciate the mention of industrial agriculture. The methods are certainly disharmonious with nature. I just wish you could specifically name Monsanto here ^u^

                                      • Loic Deniel
                                        Loic Deniel  5 days back

                                        @Popeye Gordon Stop with the BS talk, they got absorbed, which means monsanto still does everything it used to do, people keep their job, especially executives. they just answer to a different CEO and group of shareholders. They haven't sold their industries, they haven't lincenced their workforce, they haven't stop producing their former products or re-oriented their research. It's the same company under a new name. That's basic rebranding. And yes, monsanto was pretty much the definition of evil. They made greed come before the health and safety of the population, not once, not twice, but three times throughout the last century. Their public image has suffered for a damn good reason, and that's why they're more than happy to be able to continue their work under a new name.

                                        As for bayere that's been engineering and manufacturing zyklon B for the third reich, it's not even a matter that has to be debated.

                                      • Popeye Gordon
                                        Popeye Gordon  2 weeks back

                                        @Nature Was Here No. Monsanto is gone. What part of gone don't you understand? Bayer is not evil, Monsanto was not evil. They simply provide what farmers demand, the practice of supply and demand. Farmers made Bayer what it is today. Youtube is where the idiocracy comes to feed and you are having a feast of ignorance at the expense of our honest hard working farmers and crop scientists. Stop.

                                      • Nature Was Here
                                        Nature Was Here  2 weeks back

                                        @Popeye Gordon Ok? And, Bayer continues Monsanto's practices.

                                      • Popeye Gordon
                                        Popeye Gordon  2 weeks back

                                        @Nature Was Here No, totally absorbed. Bayer AG owns the brand names and the patents. No Monsanto employees left.

                                      • Nature Was Here
                                        Nature Was Here  2 weeks back

                                        @Popeye Gordon Simply owned by Bayer now...

                                    • Puja Chakroborty
                                      Puja Chakroborty  2 weeks back

                                      it is my biological project so thanks for this information.
                                      it is really good to know about GMO and your technique (animation) is really halp to make lesson more simple. so thank you😃.

                                      • Scoobis
                                        Scoobis  2 weeks back

                                        alright the amazon rainforest getting saved i guess

                                        • Zaphod Bebelbrox
                                          Zaphod Bebelbrox  2 weeks back

                                          Another Monsanto shill.

                                        • Schmackey Junior
                                          Schmackey Junior  2 weeks back

                                          8:52 you can see a zaptos bird.

                                          • Beenelvi Godoy
                                            Beenelvi Godoy  2 weeks back

                                            Create the problem and then sell the solution, the perfect business...

                                            • Tobesticles Richardson
                                              Tobesticles Richardson  2 weeks back

                                              69 0:11

                                              • Ionut
                                                Ionut  2 weeks back

                                                Basically the GMO's are so that farmers and businesses don't go bankrupt, even though the other benefit is to stop climate change.
                                                What happens when a bug that dies after consuming GMO's is eaten by a bird and the bird dies and another animal eats the dead bird and so on?
                                                Is it safe?
                                                What happens to us if our bodies are not tailored for GMO's?

                                                • David Adcock
                                                  David Adcock  2 weeks back

                                                  Thank You for showing that you are clueless about this subject. Bt gmo technology is now being use in Europe as in all over the world. Organic growers have used Bt for decades even injecting some food with Bt. I am sure you have heard of Bt corn. Bt corn contains naturally occurring Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria, a result of recombinant DNA techniques. that selectively kill caterpillar pest. Organic growers have for decades approved sprays containing Bt, a naturally occurring soil bacterium. Bt produces biotoxins lethal to moths,caterpillars and butterflies when ingested. Because it targets these insects' intestinal membranes(ABSENT in HUMANS and ANIMALS ), the EPA considers it benign to non- caterpillar species, including beneficial insects. When Organic growers spray Bt they kill all moths,caterpillars, and butterflies but we do not do that with gmo corn because only corn bore and corn rootworms attacks corn so they are the only insects affected. For 80 years farmers like me used dangerous dangerous pesticides to control theses insects but today we do not have to use them thanks to gmo technology. GMO technology is safer for my children, my Wife, our water, our farm, and our environment. WE and YOU should give thanks to almighty GOD for the wisdom of GMO Technology.

                                                • Spooky Moon
                                                  Spooky Moon  2 weeks back

                                                  The chemical only effects the pest

                                              • Gary Rose
                                                Gary Rose  2 weeks back

                                                Total bs, gmo's are poison

                                                • Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable
                                                  Almost, but not entirely, Unreasonable  7 days back

                                                  @Spooky Moon Prove it! Show us ONE scientific Human Safety Study on ANY GMO Wholefood, in accordance with UN Codex safety recommendations (THAT is science, the video is YT entertainment)
                                                  So, can YOU find even ONE Human study to back your statement....??
                                                  Why NOT??? You make a statement, you back your statement with specialized support....go ahead.... ZERO!!

                                                • Spooky Moon
                                                  Spooky Moon  2 weeks back

                                                  They r safe food

                                                • Popeye Gordon
                                                  Popeye Gordon  2 weeks back

                                                  Total ignorance from your poor education's science illiteracy. If they were 'poison' you could easily link us examples of humans or animals who were poisoned and died. You would find may unbiased non-activist videos about specific cases of poisoning documented by main stream qualified doctors and food scientists here at Youtube. This has never happened even once in all history you asshole. You can not locate and link or paste a coroner report or autopsy that documented death by GMO. *YOUR IGNORANT HATRED IS THE POISON!!!!*

                                              • Convict
                                                Convict  2 weeks back

                                                In theory, this is all well and good, but I would never, EVER trust a food manufacturer to put safety protocols ahead of their profits. Even with multiple oversight organizations, I wouldn't put it past the food manufacturers to somehow get around them. They have proven time and time again that some people dying as a result of their negligence is "acceptable loses", and anyone would be foolish to believe they have your best interests in mind.

                                                • Popeye Gordon
                                                  Popeye Gordon  2 weeks back

                                                  False premise from a poorly educated Youtube loser. Food processors (food is not manufactured) only follow the enforced laws written and legislated by our safety agencies. Every time there is a violation we have a recall, the food is destroyed and legal action is taken if it was not an accident. If you are exposed to daily news at all you have heard about these actions. 'Best interests' do not play into this, market competition and enforced food safety laws control this. You are foolish to spread hateful lies and accusations based on nothing that exists in reality.

                                              • ravenbloodommo
                                                ravenbloodommo  3 weeks back

                                                We never tested it on people but let's give it to them,and tell them it's good for them like how we poisoned the indians or better yet,how we took nuclear waste from the atom bomb and put it in their tooth paste and say it's good for their teeth,we'll make a bundle and hey you know people will fall for it they'll believe anything,and they do....

                                                • Spooky Moon
                                                  Spooky Moon  2 weeks back

                                                  R u a karen

                                                • David Adcock
                                                  David Adcock  2 weeks back

                                                  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.

                                              • ravenbloodommo
                                                ravenbloodommo  3 weeks back

                                                Poisoning people isn't the answer what's wrong with you?