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There has been a lot of grumbling about genetically modified foods over the last decade or so, and many of the claims are alarming enough to scare your pucker shut.

These foods are POISONOUS, some people say, and increase your risk of all kinds of disease and dysfunction. At some point, they prophesy, we’ll look back on GMOs like we do fluoroscopes, lobotomies, and DDT.

Hogwash, the other camp proclaims—GMOs are well studied and perfectly safe, and we should stop tilting at windmills and embrace this wonderful product of modern food science.

Who’s right? Well, that’s what this podcast is all about.

In it, Kurtis Frank and I break it all down, starting with what GMOs are and how they’re created, the difference between some GMO foods that are probably not a reason for concern and others that may be, why genetically modified plant and animal foods are different, and more.

And in case you’re not familiar with Kurtis, he’s the co-founder and former lead researcher and writer of Examine.com, as well as the Director of Research for my sports nutrition company, Legion Athletics.

Let’s get to the show!

Time Stamps:

6:24 – What is a basic definition of GMO’s?

8:43 – How do you cross breed plants? 

14:41 – Are they modifying one gene or multiple genes?

15:27 – What is an example of a modification that might not be a good idea to change?

16:53 – How do GMO’s affect humans?

21:48 – Are there consequences when we modify animals?

25:07 – How does Monsanto fit into all of this?

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Kurtis Frank

References:

CRISPR for Crop Improvement: An Update Review

Building Better Environmental Risk Assessments

Current and new approaches in GMO detection: challenges and solutions

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