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November 7, 2019 26 min

Episode Summary:

Dr. Dan breaks down the actual science behind the safety and efficacy of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

Topics discussed are as follows:

  • What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
  • Scientific literature behind the potential benefits of GMOs
  • Literature on the potential dangers of GMOs
  • The real issues behind GMOs
  • Summary/future outlook
  • Dr. Dan recommendation

  • Episode References:

  • See here for an article on the population crisis:
  • Papaya GMO that is resistant to the Papaya ringspot virus and saved the papaya species on the Hawaiian Islands:
  • Article on the discovery of golden rice:
  • Carotenoids in golden rice are converted to Vitamin A in humans:
  • Macronutrient ratios in golden rice are comparable to other species of rice:
  • FDA determination that golden rice is safe for consumption:
  • Development of aSTARice that produces astaxanthin:
  • Potential loss of biodiversity with GMOs:
  • GMO status in the EU:

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