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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.