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Biotech, GMO's. Monsanto and Food Safety: Interview with Dr. James Cooper

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Published on Feb 7, 2016

I wanted to know more about GMO's, plain and simple. So I asked around and heard about Dr. James Cooper. I read his book, learned quite a bit AND also interviewed him. If you're a skeptic of GMO's or downright despise them, keep an open mind and listen to what he has to say.

1:25 Motivation to write about Biotech, Food Myths and GMO's.
3:45 You WERE anti-GMO, but that changed. Why?
5:00 Do you have any conflicts of interest?
6:01 What makes you qualified to speak about Biotech and GMO's?
9:19 Define a GMO
11:11 Hybrid Plants vs. GMO plants?
12:20 Inserting Fish genes into a tomato? Is this true?
13:02 Why are GMO's developed? What purpose do they serve?
13:40 Examples of GMO's being used and grown right now
15:50 Why mess with Mother Nature? Why not let nature take it's course?
17:45 Process by which a GMO is regulated, tested, research and safety.
23:15 What is the quality and quantity of GMO research?
26:16 Is there research on the negative effects of GMO's?
28:30 Why do people think that GMO's are so harmful?
30:40 How much of our produce off the shelf is GMO?
32:50 Should foods be labeled if they contain GMO?
34:42: Monsanto: Why do people hate Monsanto so much?
36:38 Are farmers' hands tied? Do they have to buy Monsanto seed? GMO seed?
37:22 Why is pesticide residue on our foods a Non-Issue?
39:02 Why is Organic food not worth it?
41:47 What SHOULD we be concerned about?
43:10: Dr. Cooper's not a fan of Food Babe. :-)
44:06 Do farmers bather their Round-UP ready crops in herbicide indiscriminately?
45:30: Round Up biodegrades and does not affect the vegetable.
46:26 Why have countries banned or limited GMO's?
48:56 Credible, Scholarly sources for more information.

Helpful Websites and Sources:
Dr. James Cooper's Blog: http://foodscienceinstitute.com/autho...
Dr. Cooper's Writings in The Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/food-in-new-y...
Dr. Cooper's Food Myths Book: http://amzn.com/1502386003
http://www.biofortified.org/
http://academicsreview.org/
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/
https://gmoanswers.com/

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