Hate GM? Better not get Ebola (or diabetes)

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Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 12.47.16 PMAll over the news today is the anti-Ebola drug ZMAPP (which hasn t even been proven to work), and the difficulties in making large quantities of it.

ACSH s Dr. Bloom comments, The good news is that since 52 percent of the people in the US think GM foods are unsafe, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, the maker of the drug should really only need to make half as much.

Why is this? Let s take a look at how ZMAPP is made.

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Just for informational purposes, here is how golden rice is made:

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Dr. Bloom continues, So, if you re terrified of anything made by GM technology, you better hide in a vault until the epidemic has passed, because the methods used to make ZMAPP and yellow rice rely on this same technology . And while you re in there, if you re a diabetic, make sure you don t take your insulin, because this is also made using GM techniques.

If you are interested in learning more about how ZMAPP is made, you might want to check out this Popular Science article.