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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 GMOsLiterature on the potential dangers of GMOsThe real issues behind GMOsSummary/future outlookDr. Dan recommendationEpisode References:See here for an article on the population crisis: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/wsfs/docs/Issues_papers/HLEF2050_Global_Agriculture.pdfPapaya GMO that is resistant to the Papaya ringspot virus and saved the papaya species on the Hawaiian Islands: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3976845/Article on the discovery of golden rice: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10657094Carotenoids in golden rice are converted to Vitamin A in humans: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19369372Macronutrient ratios in golden rice are comparable to other species of rice: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31282158FDA determination that golden rice is safe for consumption: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29979646Development of aSTARice that produces astaxanthin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30506343Potential loss of biodiversity with GMOs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28645870GMO status in the EU: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30838488
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