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GMO Watch, hosted by Emily Journey, explores common questions about food and GMOs. Questions like “Why do I eat organic?”, “Are GMOs bad for you?” or “Do certain food brands have GMOs in them?” Her guests break down the science and trivia behind food so you can come to your own conclusions about what you want to eat. Join in the discussion with Emily Journey at https://gmowatch.com/.

GMO Watch Emily Journey

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GMO Watch, hosted by Emily Journey, explores common questions about food and GMOs. Questions like “Why do I eat organic?”, “Are GMOs bad for you?” or “Do certain food brands have GMOs in them?” Her guests break down the science and trivia behind food so you can come to your own conclusions about what you want to eat. Join in the discussion with Emily Journey at https://gmowatch.com/.

    Do Doritos have GMOs in them?

    Do Doritos have GMOs in them?

    Have you ever wondered if products like Doritos or Goldfish crackers have GMOs in them? That’s why in episode 05 of GMO Watch we reached out to a few household name brands to see if some of our favorite products contain GMOs! In this episode of GMO Watch, Daren and I are sharing the emails and responses we received when we reached out to a few of the companies we had in our kitchens. Some of the responses we receive very quickly answered our questions while others left us with more questions than answers. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to discuss tons of questions around GMOs and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH EMILY JOURNEY: Facebook Instagram GMO Watch

    • 25 min
    Do GMOs Cause Cancer?

    Do GMOs Cause Cancer?

    A lot of people have domains and they will tell you all of the horrible things that genetically engineered crops will do, and on the other hand, there is peer-reviewed literature being produced by academic, government, or industry scientists and tested again by independent groups. So when you see independent reproducibility around certain claims, you can then start to put some stock into them. That’s why episode 04 of GMO Watch is about the history and misinformation on GMOs! In this episode of GMO Watch Podcast, my guest, Dr. Kevin Folta is sharing the importance of understanding what is a reliable source when it comes to claims surrounding GMOs and actionable steps you can take right now to educate yourself by finding trustworthy sources to base your opinions off of. Some of the talking points Dr. Kevin Folta and I go over in this episode include: Where you can find reliable and trustworthy sources for information on GMOs. Breaking down the biggest claims against GMOs; how vague claims relate to hysteria. Do GMOs cause cancer? The hype and research behind this claim. The repercussions that false claims against GMOs have on the world and societies that rely heavily on genetically modified crops. Dr. Kevin Folta’s own experience with anti-GMO activists. Touching again on food labels and how this might affect buyers' choices. More than ever we can’t trust so much of what we read online and it's just become fairly normal to not believe stuff and the majority with common sense just aren't the loudest. So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to discuss tons of questions around GMOs and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH EMILY JOURNEY: Facebook Instagram GMO Watch CONNECT WITH DR. KEVIN FOLTA: Talking Biotech Podcast Illumination 2.0 Blog Twitter Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast

    • 37 min
    GMOs and Sustainable Crops

    GMOs and Sustainable Crops

    What if you could engineer insects so that they couldn’t transmit diseases like Dengue or Malaria or you could engineer insect pests to genetically get rid of their own populations. It’s a lot to think about. That’s why episode 3 of the GMO Watch Podcast is about engineering insects alongside food production! In this episode of the GMO Watch Podcast, Dr. Fred Gould is sharing the importance of GMOs being much more than just how we can alter the food we eat and what scientists are doing now to change the future of potential disease and overall health. Some of the talking points Dr. Fred Gould and I go over in this episode include: The controversy behind genetic engineering in general but more specifically engineering insects for our benefit. Releasing engineered insects into the wild- how do they do it, how do they track it, and how soon do we see an impact? The problems and concerns outside of controversy that scientists face when engineering insects; the consequences of our actions while looking at the consequences of our inactions. Global trade introducing new insects to unfamiliar countries. Would it even be possible to live in a world that is 100% organic? Touching on food labels, food regulations, and how they all came to be. We’ll start seeing new labels on products, people will make their own decisions, and it will become clear whether people care if there are genetically engineered ingredients in the foods they buy. So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of information on genetically modified food, plants, and even insects and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH EMILY JOURNEY: Facebook Instagram GMO Watch CONNECT WITH DR. FRED GOULD: The Genetic Engineering and Society Center

    • 32 min
    GMO Labels

    GMO Labels

    Prior to the implementation of the Organic Food Law every state had their own organic standards. For example, Vermont could say one thing was organic while California says another thing is organic and no one really knew what it meant. That’s why episode 2 of the GMO Watch Podcast is about food labeling! In this episode of GMO Watch Podcast, my guest Alesia Bock is sharing the importance of the food you eat being organically certified and actionable steps you can take right now to read and understand the different labels and claims that might show up on your products. Some of the talking points Alesia Bock and I go over in this episode include: What does it mean to be organically certified and why it is important to obtain this certification as a business. The process of a company becoming organically certified and the upkeep of this certification over time. ‘ Breaking down the difference between organically certified, being labeled as “made with organic ingredients,” as well as what it means to be a transitional certified product. Hurdles that farmers face during the process of becoming certified and why many choose not to do it. The three types of agencies that manage food labels. Reading other labels and claims on product labels and what they really mean. Food is such a personal thing for each and every one of us. As consumers, we have the most direct power with what we spend our money on. So if we want to see change on labeling, clarification or certification, we just need to reach out. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on food labeling and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH EMILY JOURNEY: Facebook Instagram GMO Watch CONNECT WITH ALESIA BOCK: Website LinkedIn Profile

    • 27 min
    What are GMOs?

    What are GMOs?

    I'm curious about GMOs and why I choose to eat organic and non GMO foods. My guests and I are going to break down the hype around GMOs in our food so that you can come to your own conclusion about what you want to eat. That’s why episode 1 of the GMO Watch Podcast is all about GMO’s- what they are, what they can do, and the controversy behind it all. In this episode of GMO Watch Podcast, The Steministas are sharing the importance of understanding both sides of the GMO controversy and actionable steps you can take right now to educate yourself on GMOs role in the food industry and the impact they have on our environment. Some of the talking points myself and The Steministas go over in this episode include: What are GMOs really and how do they differ from selective breeding techniques? GMOs have more to do than just food production. Taking a look inside altering insects to get rid of diseases. Behind the controversy of GMOs and the emotion set behind these issues. FDA regulations and the future of labeling products. Taking a look at some of the benefits GMOs can offer not only in food production but on environmental impact. So much is focused on the concerns with GMOs but it's also good to look at some of the pros as well. Once we clarify some of the issues, it will be exciting to see where we can go with food with this in the future. So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on what GMOs really are and to hear even more about the points outlined above. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH EMILY JOURNEY: Facebook Instagram GMO Watch CONNECT WITH THE STEMINISTAS Facebook Instagram Steministas Podcast

    • 29 min
    Welcome to GMO Watch

    Welcome to GMO Watch

    GMO Watch, hosted by Emily Journey, explores common questions about food and GMOs. Questions like “Why do I eat organic?”, “Are GMOs bad for you?” or “Do certain food brands have GMOs in them?” Her guests break down the science and trivia behind food so you can come to your own conclusions about what you want to eat. Join in the discussion with Emily Journey at https://gmowatch.com/.

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