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Podcast: How technology keeps cancer-causing mycotoxins out of our food

Here's a question for you: what if there were dangerous toxins that could make their way into your food, but ...
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Podcast: Farming without chemicals: Pesticide-carrying bees poised to revolutionize agriculture?

While the GMO controversy rages, a handful of companies are taking another innovative approach to crop protection ...
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Podcast: What Doctor Who can teach us about protecting California’s grape industry from ‘alien’ bugs

Are you a fan of the long-term sci-fi comedy Doctor Who? It's the bizarre but entertaining story of an extraterrestrial ...
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Podcast: Recent study poses new glyphosate-cancer link. Plant geneticist Kevin Folta breaks down the data

Despite the endless stream of dramatic headlines and warnings from environmental activist groups, an overwhelming number of studies indicate that ...
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Podcast: This GMO probiotic helps prevent hangovers—can it ease consumer fear of biotechnology?

There's nothing quite like a hangover. After a few too many drinks and a night of restless sleep, you wake ...
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Podcast: The story of a grape disease that decimated vineyards for 200 years—and how science helped stop it

When Europeans began to colonize North America 400 plus years ago, they brought along the crops they knew how to ...
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Podcast: Food snobbery vs the Impossible Burger: A skeptical look at health claims about plant-based meat

"Natural food" advocates have blasted Impossible and Beyond as unhealthy. Let's look at their arguments ...
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Podcast: Do it for the kids? Federal children’s health research grants fund anti-pesticide, organic food activism

How would taxpayers feel about funding organic food activism masquerading as children's health research? ...
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Podcast: Food 5.0—GMOs, robots and the future of farming with agronomist Robert Saik

The high efficiency of modern agriculture has a downside: most consumers don't know the first thing about farming ...
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Podcast: AI-powered nutrition devices could cut exploding obesity rates. Will FDA rules keep them off the market?

Medical devices powered by artificial intelligence could help overweight people customize diets based on their biomarkers ...
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Podcast: Land use for animal agriculture has declined 140 million hectares since 2000. Can we keep this ‘livestock revolution’ alive?

We're often told raising animals for food takes a devastating toll on the environment, consuming ever more natural resources, hastening ...
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Podcast: As more US farmers retire, here’s how to recruit a new generation of growers to feed us

Is farming for the aging? While Paul McCartney ponders, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when ...
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Podcast: Meet Mary Mangan—the biologist who crashes anti-GMO events and debunks junk science on Twitter

Mangan discusses her unique approach to spreading science literacy ...
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Podcast: How farmers grow the 2.7 billion pounds of coffee we drink every year

Whether you typically crave a drip coffee or something a bit more intricate, we can all agree that caffeine is ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait, Part 2: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat analyzes ‘flawed’ Roundup-cancer verdicts

Does Bayer's weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) cause cancer? Three California juries have said yes, while a global consensus of experts ...
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Podcast: Getting back to nature—7 reasons you should start a home garden

Our collective desire to get “back to nature” is probably one of the better instincts from the Woodstock era that ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate, cancer and clickbait: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat on how to spot junk science in the news

A Google search for "glyphosate" returns 10,300,000 results—conflicting news stories, opinion articles and videos of varying accuracy. Some of these ...
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Podcast: How science brought us ‘synthetic’ fertilizer, and why it was a game changer for farmers

Bet you never thought fertilizer was magical but that changes today! On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant ...
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Podcast: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate—Alliance for Science managing editor Joan Conrow

For many years, the developing world has been at the center of a heated debate between mainstream scientists and anti-GMO ...
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Podcast: Former FDA scientist Henry Miller says misguided regulation keeps safe biotech products off the market

In 1982, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first "GMO" pharmaceutical drug in the world, a new ...
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Podcast: Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is an unscientific scam

Scammers are having a moment. On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage tackles scams within ...
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Podcast: Jamie Metzl’s ‘Hacking Darwin’—The end of sex and humanity’s genetically engineered future

Imagine a world in which would-be parents no longer have sex but conceive children with the assistance of embryo selection ...
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Podcast: 7 modern pest control tools that protect our food from hungry bugs

Need to manage a pest problem? Luckily, there are many ways to do that! From physical to biological and chemical ...
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Podcast: Recycling 190 million pounds of pesticide containers to promote sustainable agriculture

Ag recycles! On this episode of Biotech Facts and Fallacies, plant scientist Steve Savage delves into the world of agricultural ...
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Podcast: ‘Artificial womb’ raises awkward ethical questions about abortion, child welfare and health freedom

Biotechnology is fundamentally changing food and medicine. Thanks to genetic engineering, for example, we have access vitamin-fortified GMO crops, plentiful ...
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Podcast: Genesis of GMOs—How the tools of biotechnology came to be

Following some groundbreaking experiments in the early 1970s, biologists discovered they could move DNA between species. This development launched the ...
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Podcast: Primer on bees, varroa mites and the ‘beepocalypse’ that never was

This time it’s all about the bees! From the composition of a working hive to the diseases that plague honey ...
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US researchers moving abroad to avoid FDA’s CRISPR-edited animal regulations

Alison Van Eenennaam offers a critical look at stifling US animal gene-editing rules ...