Health & Fitness:Medicine
Ep. 011: What are GMOs? (w/ Dr. Anastasia Bodnar, SciMoms and Biology Fortified)
What are GMOs? Are they safe? Where and why are they in our food? Join Dr. Anastasia Bodnar, a plant geneticist, and Dr. Chana Davis, a human geneticist, for a conversation about GMOs - Genetically Modified Organisms.
Learn about the three different categories of GMO foods, where GMOs are found in our food supply, how GMOs are tested, and how GMOs are labeled (or not). Get the full scoop on the new Bioengineered food label in the United States and how it compares to the non-GMO project label.
Dr. Bodnar also sheds light on the origins of the anti-GMO movement and some of the broader issues surrounding the GMO debate, such as food security and supporting farmers.
Dr. Bodnar is a co-founder of SciMoms and Policy Director of Biology Fortified, a non-profit organization that fosters conversation about issues in food and agriculture. She has worked for the USDA in risk assessment and risk management and for the US Army in public health and environmental inspections. Dr. Bodnar holds a PhD from plant genetics with a minor in Sustainable Agriculture, from Iowa State University.
Dr. Davis and Dr. Bodnar are both passionate science communicators who feel strongly that biotech can only reach its full potential if the public understands how it is used and monitored.
Read these SciMoms articles to learn more -
Intro to GMOs:
Social Consequences of the GMO debate:
Get Real Health provides science-based insights so that you can make smart, healthy choices. Dr. Chana Davis (PhD, Stanford genetics) interviews leading experts who share practical, science-based advice and bust common myths and misconceptions. Show topics span food (nutrition, toxicology, weight loss), exercise, infectious diseases (microbiome, COVID-19), public health (vaccines), and mental wellbeing.
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