Suz: GMO Food (Thought Café Today)

Suz: GMO Food (Thought Café Today)


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Suz points out some concerns that surround GMO (genetically modified) or GE (genetically engineered) foods, and why we should inform ourselves about this rapidly expanding agricultural technology.

Host:
Suzanna Brusikiewicz

Created by:
Thought Café

Music Composition by:
Allan Levy

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#TCToday

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Images by:
Wikimedia Commons

Video Source:
“Jenny Asks: How Does Agrobacterium-mediated Gene Transfer Work?”

Grocery Store Photo Source:
Flickr User lyzadanger
The New Fred Meyer on Interstate on Lombard

Pig Factory Photo Source:
Flickr User Farm Sanctuary
Pigs confined in metal and concrete pens

Demand GMO Labelling Photo Source:
Flickr User daniel
IMG_4809

*Links below for your own research*

[Videos]
A Great TEDxManhattan Talk about GMO:

Understanding The Science of Genetically Modified Foods:

What’s The Deal with Genetically Modified Food?

Genetic Engineering: The World’s Greatest Scam?

[Articles]
How Long Before YOU Are Eating Frankenfish:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517137/The-Frankenfish-GM-super-salmon-muscling-way-plate.html

GMO Corn, Soybeans Dominate US Market:
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/gmo-corn-soybeans-dominate-us-market/

How Monsanto is Terrifying the Farming World:
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-07-25/restaurants/monsanto-gm-crops/

Myths & Realities of GE Crops:
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/311/ge-foods/myths-and-realities-of-ge-crops

GM Food Toxins Found in the Blood of 93% of Unborn Babies:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html

(Study) Maternal and Fetal Exposure to Pesticides Associated to Genetically Modified Foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada:
http://www.usherbrooke.ca/gnec/pj/Article%20paru%20dans%20Reproductive%20Toxicology%20%28document%20PDF%29.pdf

[Other Sources]
USDA, GE Adoption:
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us/recent-trends-in-ge-adoption.aspx#.UthJhfZQ0Rt

USDA, Organic 101, Can GMOs Be Used in Organic Products?
http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/05/17/organic-101-can-gmos-be-used-in-organic-products/

ISAAA, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops 2012:
http://www.isaaa.org/resources/publications/briefs/44/executivesummary/

Catastrophic Bee Population Decline May Be Related to Bt-Spliced GMO Crops:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_4682.cfm

65 Health Risks of GM Foods:
http://responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers/65-health-risks

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