Podcast: By focusing on biotechnology breakthroughs, have scientists overlooked simpler solutions to our food security problems?

Podcast: By focusing on biotechnology breakthroughs, have scientists overlooked simpler solutions to our food security problems?

Gene editing could revolutionise agriculture, with some scientists promising healthier and more productive crops and animals, but will consumers want ...
Podcast: Reparations approved for survivors of 20,000 Californians forcibly sterilized in early 20th century

Podcast: Reparations approved for survivors of 20,000 Californians forcibly sterilized in early 20th century

In the first half of the 20th century, California forcibly sterilized more than 20,000 people in state hospitals and other ...
GLP Podcast: Animal gene editing moves ahead in Russia; Biotech eliminates flavorless produce; Edible cholera vaccine coming soon?

GLP Podcast: Animal gene editing moves ahead in Russia; Biotech eliminates flavorless produce; Edible cholera vaccine coming soon?

Russia wants to produce allergen-free milk using animal gene editing. How much progress have they made? If you're bored with ...
Podcast: The evolution of lying

Podcast: The evolution of lying

What is truth? How has it evolved? And what is its impact anyway?  Evolutionary science shows that subtle social manipulation ...
GLP Podcast: 'It's banned in Europe' fallacy, debunked; Conversation's bad glyphosate article; Fighting pregnancy stress

GLP Podcast: ‘It’s banned in Europe’ fallacy, debunked; Conversation’s bad glyphosate article; Fighting pregnancy stress

If a pesticide is banned in Europe, does that make it dangerous? Nope. Typically an excellent source of science commentary, ...
GLP Podcast: 'Lefty' anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

GLP Podcast: ‘Lefty’ anti-GMO groups embrace lab-leak story; Organic nutrition myths; CRISPR treats crippling disease

Anti-GMO groups have hitched their wagons to the COVID lab-leak hypothesis to keep their flagging agenda alive. Organic produce is ...
GLP Podcast: Cell-based breast milk; Joe Mercola's awful COVID book; More mRNA drugs coming soon?

GLP Podcast: Cell-based breast milk; Joe Mercola’s awful COVID book; More mRNA drugs coming soon?

Cell-based breast milk might offer mothers and babies a better alternative to expensive formula in the coming years. Alternative health ...
Podcast: 'Disinformation feedback loop': GLP's Jon Entine and geneticist Kevin Folta expose web of anti-biotech groups — and their anti-vaxx, cult-promoting funding sources

Podcast: ‘Disinformation feedback loop’: GLP’s Jon Entine and geneticist Kevin Folta expose web of anti-biotech groups — and their anti-vaxx, cult-promoting funding sources

The Genetic Literacy Project is a popular and respected science organization that promotes innovation and research using the cutting-edge tools ...
GLP podcast: Mexico's activist-inspired glyphosate ban; Anti-GMO Twitter bots on the loose; Malaria vaccine coming soon?

GLP podcast: Mexico’s activist-inspired glyphosate ban; Anti-GMO Twitter bots on the loose; Malaria vaccine coming soon?

Mexico seems determined to ban the weedkiller glyphosate and biotech crops, drawing intense opposition from the country's farmers. Twitter bots ...
1/3 of 1%: Alternative protein sources such as Impossible Burger still represent a tiny share of consumer purchases — but polling shows consumers are open to switch

1/3 of 1%: Alternative protein sources such as Impossible Burger still represent a tiny share of consumer purchases — but polling shows consumers are open to switch

If you had three options in front of you: farm-raised beef, lab-grown meat and Impossible Foods protein — what would ...
GLP Podcast: Hollywood's vaccine-autism nonsense; COVID lab-leak story won't die; Africa ignores Greenpeace on pesticides

GLP Podcast: Hollywood’s vaccine-autism nonsense; COVID lab-leak story won’t die; Africa ignores Greenpeace on pesticides

Many Hollywood celebrities have endorsed the bogus link between vaccines to autism. Looking back, it appears their influence has been ...
Podcast: Will gene editing's potential be realized in agriculture? GLP's Jon Entine and Innovation Forum's Toby Webb talk about the future of genetic modification

Podcast: Will gene editing’s potential be realized in agriculture? GLP’s Jon Entine and Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb talk about the future of genetic modification

The Genetic Literacy Project’s Jon Entine and Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb talk about why gene editing has yet to make ...
Podcast: EU food retailers don't want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

Podcast: EU food retailers don’t want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

European food retailers want food made from CRISPR-edited crops labeled "GMO," which could prevent EU farmers from utilizing gene editing ...
Podcast: Bad science in the headlines—Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how to spot flawed research on Google News

Podcast: Bad science in the headlines—Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how to spot flawed research on Google News

A just-published study found that consuming two or more sugar-sweetened beverages in a day is linked to a doubling of ...
Podcast: COVID has left many with survivor’s guilt. How can we process this onslaught of ‘cascading collective traumas’?

Podcast: COVID has left many with survivor’s guilt. How can we process this onslaught of ‘cascading collective traumas’?

At least 580,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, and this official tally probably omits hundreds of thousands of uncounted deaths ...
Podcast: Is laughter unique to humans? No, other animals evolved the same play behavior. Here are some examples

Podcast: Is laughter unique to humans? No, other animals evolved the same play behavior. Here are some examples

[HOST MICHAEL MARTIN:] It's true, we all laugh. But is laughter, uniquely human? It turns out, not really. Plenty of ...
Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: COVID's mysterious origins; Why some anti-vaxxers got their shots; Unwise J&J 'pause'?

Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: COVID’s mysterious origins; Why some anti-vaxxers got their shots; Unwise J&J ‘pause’?

Where did SARS-COV-2 come from? For most of the last year a natural origin story was the predominant view among ...
Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: Is coffee healthy or not? Public health officials encourage vaccine skepticism? Why childbirth is so hard

Science Facts and Fallacies Podcast: Is coffee healthy or not? Public health officials encourage vaccine skepticism? Why childbirth is so hard

Coffee is nutritious, according to the latest study. Also, coffee is linked to cancer, new research finds. How do we ...
Podcast — 'We're growing food now in a way that doesn't leave room for other biodiversity':  How GMO crops are affecting the monarch butterfly and what can be done about it

Podcast — ‘We’re growing food now in a way that doesn’t leave room for other biodiversity’: How GMO crops are affecting the monarch butterfly and what can be done about it

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from an interview with University of Georgia ecologist Sonia Altizer and NPR host ...
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Science Facts and Fallacies podcast: Dr. Paul Offit takes on anti-vaccine activism as COVID shots stem new infections

Early in the pandemic, Children's Health Defense—the anti-vaccine group headed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—alleged that SARS-COV-2 was being used ...
Podcast: 'GMOs' are more natural than you think; CRISPR mosquitoes fight malaria; Dating apps and syphilis

Podcast: ‘GMOs’ are more natural than you think; CRISPR mosquitoes fight malaria; Dating apps and syphilis

A growing body of research shows that dozens of naturally transgenic plants have existed for millions of years, undermining a ...
Podcast: How to live in a partially COVID-vaccinated society

Podcast: How to live in a partially COVID-vaccinated society

[A]bout a quarter of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated. So until many more people get their shots, Americans remain ...
Podcast: Pig and cow organs for human transplant? From valves to tendons, xenotransplanted animal parts are common, but so is rejection due to alpha gal meat allergies. Gene-altered pigs could change that

Podcast: Pig and cow organs for human transplant? From valves to tendons, xenotransplanted animal parts are common, but so is rejection due to alpha gal meat allergies. Gene-altered pigs could change that

[A recent] episode covered Alpha Gal Syndrome, the tick-induced allergy to beef and pork.  The same immunological response could also ...
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Podcast: NatGeo promotes pesticide fears; How weed affects your brain; Real-life Jurassic Park?

Despite its long history as a reputable science magazine, National Geographic has recently embraced simplistic narratives about the environmental impact ...
Podcast: Ezra Klein and Walter Isaacson discuss how CRISPR is poised to redirect the future course of evolution

Podcast: Ezra Klein and Walter Isaacson discuss how CRISPR is poised to redirect the future course of evolution

When future generations look back on this moment in history, will they remember the daily political fights — or will ...
Podcast: Media's COVID hypocrisy; Mandatory vaccines; Biodegradable plastic from GM plants

Podcast: Media’s COVID hypocrisy; Mandatory vaccines; Biodegradable plastic from GM plants

The mainstream press has viciously criticized COVID conspiracy theorists and vaccine rejection. Yet when it comes to other critical science ...
Podcast: Should farmers embrace ‘natural’ organic chemicals to replace ‘synthetic’ inputs? Moving beyond the outdated debate

Podcast: Should farmers embrace ‘natural’ organic chemicals to replace ‘synthetic’ inputs? Moving beyond the outdated debate

As the benefits of biotechnology come to fruition, people are letting go of the dated view that we should be ...
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