#080 – Why Don’t People Trust GMOs

The League of Nerds

Myles and James are joined again by the fantastic Mary Mangan! We talk about GMOs and the safety and how the public are informed about this.

About Myles Power (751 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

2 Comments on #080 – Why Don’t People Trust GMOs

  1. I posted this over at YouTube as well, but in case some folks don’t find their way over there I wanted to bring it along here too.


    This was fun. And I love the astonished-looking bovine here–so it should be. We talk about #GMO vaccines for animals, Bill Nye’s evolved stance on GMOs, and more.

    Additional links on the discussion topics: https://storify.com/mem_somerville/traditional-breeding-of-vaccines
    Organic standards: http://inthesetimes.com/article/6330/the_cruel_irony_of_organic_standards
    Bill Nye’s evolution: http://www.biofortified.org/2015/04/bill-nye-science-guy-and-gmos-oh-my/.
    Cyanogenic plants http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9431670
    Quinoa pesticide: http://www.nurselovesfarmer.com/2015/03/what-do-gmo-corn-and-quinoa-have-in-common/

    I’m sure there are other links, let me know if there’s something I discussed that could use the reference.


  2. Personally I blame Jeremy Rifkin and his book ‘Algeny’ for starting the whole thing off.


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