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Talking Biotech: Amy Iezzoni talks tart cherry genetic origins; Kevin Folta answers glyphosate questions in German beer scare

, | March 14, 2016
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Kevin Folta: University of Florida plant geneticist Kevin Folta launched Talking Biotech in 2015.    More details

Cherries are a perennial favorite fruit. However, they are a tree, so their genetic improvement is slow. Episode 27 features Dr. Amy Iezzoni, as she discusses cherry genetic origins and efforts to improve cherry through traditional breeding.

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In part two, Kevin Folta responds to emailed concerns of the presence of herbicides, like glyphosate, in urine, breast milk and German beer. Are herbicide residue ending up in your favorite happy hour beverage? Folta clarifies fears.

 

 

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