Benefits of GMO Foods Versus Organic Food featured in Conversations about Plant Biotechnology Video Available Online
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 11, 2008 -- Today, the Conversations about Plant Biotechnology Web site expanded its video offering to include biotech videos produced by other organizations. The first addition -- "What's for Lunch?" -- addresses consumer concerns about food choices and was produced by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC).
This video about the http://www.monsanto.com/biotech-gmo/asp/guests.asp?id=WhatsForLunch [benefits of GMO foods versus organic food] is a humorous and entertaining look at how food is grown and produced. It is aimed at those who are uncertain about the differences between organic, genetically modified (GMO) and conventional food production methods.
"Is there one that is better than the others when it comes to finding good and nutritious food? Let's find out," says an improv comic who narrates the video and interviews "the man on the street" to capture the varied opinions and perceptions of consumers.
Dr. Bruce Chassy from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois is one of three nutrition and food safety experts featured in the video. Chassy addresses the misperception that the benefits of organic foods include being better or more nutritious than conventional or GMO foods. "There is no evidence that it's more nutritious. There's no evidence that it's more safe. It's not sustainable. It's not any healthier," says Dr. Chassy.
Informed decisions about food increasingly require consumers to have a good understanding of nutrition, food science and, sometimes, even agricultural production systems. For exampl
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