#9256. Genetically modified foods have been around for decades. Created by altering the DNA of one organism through the introduction of genes from another, they are mainly found in processed foods that use corn, soybeans, and sugar beets, and in feed given to farm animals that people later consume.
Supporters argue that genetic modification can make food more flavorful, nutritious, and abundant and enables plants to fight disease, resist pests, and survive drought. Opponents, however, question the safety of genetically modified foods, contend that their health benefits remain unproven, and fear their long-term impact on the environment, the food industry, and the human body.
Is the world better off with or without genetically modified food? This video may help you, your students, or your clients decide.
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Viewing time: 105 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2014. Available only to customers in the U.S.
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