Your Mom’s A Genetically Modified Organism

Serious stuff this week kids. Whether you know it or not, the food you eat has most likely been genetically modified. It’s important to know what that means to your body and the world. During the episode we discuss how genetically modified foods got their start, how they’ve come up through the years to utterly dominate the world food supply, and how that domination has been carried out by pretty much only one company, Monsanto. We also talk about how shockingly little regulation there is regarding genetically modified food, especially in the U.S., and how companies like Monsanto are trying to get rid of even that. So grab your super-beer and hit play, and prepare to get educated.


Jer - Florida Beer Company – Swamp Ape IPA
Jen - Samuel Adams – Imperial White
Justin - Flying Dog – Gonzo Imperial Porter


Show notes

1:41 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
2:55 - Google’s driverless cars are now legal in Nevada
3:23 - Buckle up! Terrafugia flying car approved for roads
5:02 - 8 secrets about Disneyland
7:55 - As Obama Hails Darpa, Senate Panel Knifes Its Budget
10:42 - NASA’s Stillsuit: Atlantis Crew to Test Pee-Recycling Bag
10:43 - Dune
11:30 - Facebook patent – Giving gifts and displaying assets in a social network environment
15:14 - Scientists create glow-in-the-dark cats
18:00 - Agricultural Biotechnology
19:27 - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
19:59 - Square tomatoes
23:19 - Monsanto sales numbers
26:24 - Monsanto Terminator Seeds
26:50 - Monsanto Traitor Seeds
28:32 - Bayer AG has to pay settlement due to GMO contamination
30:40 - Monsanto connected to 200,000 Indian suicides in the past decade
30:49 - Monsanto linked to 1,000 Indian suicides a month
35:35 - The Monsanto pledge
41:43 - FDA 2011 Budget ($4 Billion) aka 20% of the DoD’s air conditioning budget for tents
43:44 - Daemon
43:44 - Freedom (TM)
45:21 - Earthbox
47:02 - When Organic Isn’t Really Organic

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