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Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

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.

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

  1. As a farmer, I'm just concerned about how they are using GMOs. Especially with what has happened with roundup. The GMO corn is roundup-ready, but over time they need to keep increasing the chemicals because the weeds adapt. That's the part that's concerning. They keep adding more nitrogen to make the plants bigger but the soil ends up depleted of other nutrients. Then you get less nutritious produce that doesnt taste as good. I hope this video is right and GMOs just end up helping us. I grew up on a farm.

  2. I will not buy GMO food, even if it costs a lot more money.

    My body is precious.

    Most of the people claiming GMO food safety are seed sellers.

    Modern science still has the mystery of the human body that has not yet been revealed.

    Can such modern science be sure of the safety of GMO foods?

  3. THE PREMIER, INTERNATIONAL UN CODEX food safety platform recommends: 1) Human testing, (NEVER DONE)
    2) Labelling, (MILLIONS US $ SUCCESSFULLY SPENT LOBBYING AGAINST)
    3) Post-marketing surveillance. (NEVER DONE)
    Besides GMO, which OTHER food does the UN Codex recommend this for? ? ? NONE! ONLY GMO FOODS ARE THIS RISKY!

  4. All readers – avoid the darkness of science illiteracy and conspiracy theories like this asshole 'Almost' spams. 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.

  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. 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.

  7. THE PREMIER INTERNATIONAL UN CODEX food safety platform recommends:

    1) Human testing, (NEVER DONE)

    2) Labelling, (MILLIONS $ SPENT LOBBYING AGAINST)

    3) Post-marketing surveillance. (NEVER DONE) Besides GMO, which OTHER food does the UN Codex recommend this for? ? ? NONE!

  8. LOBBYING GOVERNMENT , AGAINST UN CODEX RECOMMENDATIONS, TO AVOID LABELLING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT BEING SOLD TO THE PUBLIC. yup, that's the GMO version of 'transparency' ! FACT!! READ THE CODEX!!
    Oh, and will SOMEONE please finally link a SCIENTIFIC HUMAN SAFETY STUDY ON GMO WHOLEFOODS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UN CODEX RECOMMENDATIONS?? JUST ONE SUCH STUDY WOULD BE GREAT…..the science is in…..what BULLSHIT, KZGT, utter BS.

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  10. UN Codex: “ Principles for the risk analysis of foods derived from modern biotechnology “ : 80-odd pages of issues, concerns, recommendations, risk mitigation… The FDA? Per US NAS 2016, they have this: " Human Health Effects
    * : GE crops and foods derived from them are *tested in three ways: animal testing, compositional analysis, and aller-genicity testing and prediction ." 3 simple in-house (producer) tests, ZERO Human Safety studies. FULL FAILURE of PUBLIC SAFETY MANDATE , in line with the recent GLYPHOSATE (GMO support product) mess… OMG, what have you f…..s done???

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  12. 10 000 YEARS of hybridization / selective breeding empirically (look that up) PROVES THAT these methods are SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. What safety does GMO offer? 23-odd years of in-house (producer) animal tests (ZERO HUMAN TESTS EVER), substantial equivalence analysis, skin-prick allerginicity testing……THAT"S IT, then the FDA signs off on THEIR word. It gets sold UNLABELLED!! READ THE UN CODEX (80 pages of warnings, issues, concerns), shove your FDA safety failures up the partout.

  13. Yay I spotted a reference! (Settlers of Cataan reference @ 5:21 )

    P.S Yet another uniquely informative, unbiased and inspiring video. Thanks Kurzgesagt!

  14. Forgive my ignorance, but a common problem with 'poisons' and pharmaceuticals is that they get passed into the environment after we digest and excrete them. Would eating a GMO corn (designed with pesticides in it) cause a trickle down effect where lakes and streams can collect these tailored pesticides and become inadvertently poisonous to more creatures then we bargained for?

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  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. GMO is the worst thing ever … and when you see the comments below that say differently, know that these people defend own interests involved through GMO production…or they are from America, where all are brainwashed with this how GMO is actually good and healthy…in order to sell them this shit…If you look at how physically they look today, it's easy to figure out how much they really was, and today, know about healthy life and what is good….xD

  18. Search this on YT: "The secret tactics Monsanto used to protect Roundup,
    …"
    IARC EMAILS & MONSANTO LEAD TOXOCOLOGIST STATEMENT 22.00 -25 mins 3 mins to change your life :
    GMO Corporate KNEW ALL ALONG ABOUT THE GLYPHO-CANCER CONNECTION, and chose NOT to warn the users….
    Now this poison is found in Childrens breakfast cereals…… YUM, YUM, get your Glypho-shot EARLY in the day for max effect!

  19. The best summary I can think of for GMOs is basically Uncle Ben.
    "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"

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  21. 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.

  22. Watermelons and bananas are gmos anyone who dislikes gmos are no longer allowed to have either

    Are you sure about that?

  23. Why did your video not mention the danger of a lack of biodiversity? In short, too much of the same exact crop exposes it to the danger of being wiped out by a virus mutation.

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

  25. 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!

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  27. 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.

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  29. 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……

  30. 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???

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  32. 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.

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  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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

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  40. 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!

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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???

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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?

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. What an INTERSTING , 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…..

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

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