Video: Bill Nye explains conversion to GMO supporter

| | May 13, 2015
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Bill Nye made waves last March when he changed his views on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) following a visit with Monsanto. Previously he had expressed major concerns about the safety of GMOs.

And now, in an interview with HuffPost Live on Thursday, Nye explained his new view of GMOs, saying they had brought some big benefits to agriculture.

“GMOs are not inherently bad,” he told host Josh Zepps. “We are able to feed 7.2 billion people, which a century and a half ago you could barely feed 1 and a half billion people and [it’s] largely because of the success of modern farming.”

But Nye urged caution, particularly because introducing new organisms into the ecosystem can have “unintended consequences.”

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