Video: YouTube series Healthcare Triage examines science behind GMO safety

| June 17, 2014
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The most recent endorsement of GMO safety comes from Aaron Carroll, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, with Healthcare Triage. Healthcare Triage is a popular Youtube series covering healthcare and answering questions about medicine and health with over 80,000 subscribers.

Carroll examines the science behind GMO safety, referencing what major health and medical organizations such as the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, the American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization have to say about GMO safety. He notes that there is an overwhelming consensus among those organizations that “there was no evidence that GMO food posed any greater danger to people than conventionally grown crops.”

Since our first episode, you’ve begged us to cover Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. Honestly, I often can’t tell if those of you who are asking us to do this expect us to tell you’re they’re awesome of the worst thing to happen to humanity. Ever. This is one of those topics people feel so passionately about, that I’m guaranteed to make a lot of you angry, no matter what I say. But we never let that stop us.

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