What Is A Genetically Modified Food? - Instant Egghead #45

Published on Aug. 7, 2013

Genetically modified foods have been demonized in recent years by health advocates and environmentalists alike. If we look at the history of food cultivation, however, it is apparent we've been eating them all along. Scientific American editor Eric R. Olson explains. -- WATCH more Instant Egghead: http://goo.gl/CkXwKj SUBSCRIBE to our channel: http://goo.gl/fmoXZ VISIT scientificamerican.com for more science news: http://goo.gl/lHq0CH -- More to explore: The Truth About Genetically Modified Food [Preview] (Scientific American) http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-truth-about-genetically-modified-food&WT.mc_id=SA_sciamerican_meta The Evolution of Corn (University of Utah) http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/variation/corn/ Labeling of Bioengineered Foods[PDF] (AMA) http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/csaph/a12-csaph2-bioengineeredfoods.pdf AAAS Board of Directors: Legally Mandating GM Food Labels Could "Mislead and Falsely Alarm Consumers" http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/1025gm_statement.shtml 20 Question on Genetically Modified Foods (WHO) http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/biotech/20questions/en/ Test Tube Tomato [Video] (New York Times) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv5TlkAN3z8&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLbT8q_Cig_wsjQ6bN1oBKkrkJ6oFiskDE