The Life of a Seed

This video explores the basics of biotechnology through the eyes of Jake – A GMO Seed. Learn about the history of plant breeding, how and why GMOs are created, as well as the many ways crops from GM seeds can be used after harvest. Source: GMOAnswers

What Do the Facts Say?

UC Davies video on Science Communication - parody of Ylvis - The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) - includes clips from various television shows illustrating the disconnect that often occurs between what is portrayed in the media and the facts as they are widely accepted in the scientific community.

Jie Lu, Student, Technical University of Munich, China

Jie Lu foresees a bright future for green biotechnology in China, especially in terms of food security.

Unbundle GMOs - Promote Rational Conversation about Biotechnology

Treating "GMOs" as a bundled concept makes it difficult to evaluate them on a case by case basis.

Marieke Louwers, CropDesign, Belgium

Marieke Louwers works on a project aiming at increasing yield in rice. She wishes more people would learn about plant biotechnology.

Fernando Caixeta, Food Technologist, Brazil

Green biotech partially feeds the poorest layer of the population in Brazil, where most of the GM crops are exported to Asia. Fernando Caixeta encourages Brazil to grow more for the benefits of society.

Iquo Offiong, University of Glasgow, Nigeria

Iquo Offiong believes that green biotech has a role to play in terms of food security for Africa, in particular in her country Nigeria. However, more needs to be done in communicating with the public and create awareness on the technology and what it can do.

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Genetic Roulette picked apart on Youtube

Myles and James sat down in the same room recently and watched an awful anti-gmo film.

How Are GMOs Created?

Curious about how a GMO is made? How scientists create GMOs is one of the top questions we get about GMOs. This video shows how they are made, through the story of the Hawaiian Rainbow Papaya.

Sara Mazzotta, Plant Science

In her daily work, Sara Mazzotta seeks to make crops more resistant to diseases. She wishes for a better dialogue between the critics and the supporters.

Matt Edmundson, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Matt Edmundson explains how the circular economy could work through the example of an engineered bacteria that turns wastes into useful materials.

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