Massive Science Report № 1 You Don't Know GMOs We've gathered a team of geneticists, biologists, and environmental scientists to bring you the most up-to-date report on the science, history, and safety of genetically-modified organisms. In this report, these scientists… Devang Mehta Synthetic Biology ETH Zurich Jackie Grimm Molecular Biology Princeton University Marco Giovannetti Plant Biology Gregor Mendel Institute Gabriela Serrato Marks Marine Geology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dan Samorodnitsky Biochemistry Carnegie Mellon University …answered these questions: Chapter 1 The organisms we modify What is genetic modification, generally? What is GM of crops, why do we do it, and how is it done? How common are GM genes in our crops? Where are GM crops being eaten? How are GM crops regulated? How are GM crops labeled? Chapter 2 The mouths we feed Do the genes that have been introduced into GM crops so far have any implications for human health? Do GMO crops have different health consequences than crops generated by selective breeding? Chapter 3 The land we sow Have GM crops caused damage to the environment? Do GMOs use different herbicides, and if so, are they dangerous? What will we find on the market in the next years? Chapter 4 Our growing pains Could GMOs feed more people? Could GMOs affect biodiversity? How can GMOs help us adapt to climate change? Do GMOs use resources more or less efficiently than conventional crops?