In today’s episode I revisit the whole GMO debate. I ask a lot of questions and hopefully I answer some. I have to insist that anyone commenting here listen to the entire episode first. I will not address comments from people who clearly did not listen to the episode.
Tune it to hear:
*How GMOs are actually made. The process itself is a little scary but for the most part benign (except for the results of course).
*How do they get the genetic material out? How do they get the new genetic material in?
*The different types of GMO. Transgenic is the least of your worries!
*Notice how many steps in making a GMO. The more steps, the more room for error.
*Some of the potential problems with GMOs in my opinion.
*Why BT toxin accumulation is not a real concern in my eyes except for the fact that it points to poor testing methods, dishonesty in Agribiz, and the potential for effects on the human body in the future.
*How GMOs can really, severely, alter the world in a negative way.
*The tactics of the GMO advocates.
*How GMO’s will be sold to the public in the future. 1. Boutique GMOs – Do something novel, build a cult around it, market it to death (literally). 2. Forced Crisis, Forced Solution – Cause a problem and let people beg you to help. 3. Government mandate – Think the government can’t dictate what a majority of farmers plant? Let them stop subsidies and see how the masses respond.
*Some things we can do to make our voices heard. (I’m one week soda free!).