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Talking Biotech: Mexico’s complicated relationship with GMO corn

Mexico is the center of origin for maize, and there is a substantial interest in protecting the genetic integrity of ...
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Talking Biotech: Is modern wheat breeding to blame for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Food scientist Senay Simsek: Gluten sensitivity is not caused by the genetic improvement of wheat varieties ...
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Podcast: Has the GMO debate reached a turning point?

For more than a decade now, environmentalist groups have waged a successful campaign against biotechnology in agriculture. Playing on the ...
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Talking Biotech: From non-GMO to organic, has food labeling gone too far?

Elanco's Colleen Parr Dekker: Product differentiation and marketing—not transparency and education—are why food companies adopt trendy labels ...
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Taking a peek inside the brains of dogs to see how they work

If dogs could talk, what would they say about us and the way they see the world? Just how do dogs think? ...
Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

Plant scientist Devang Mehta: African farmers lose 24% of their cassava crop each year on average due to the mosaic ...
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Talking Biotech: What’s keeping disease-resistant GMO bananas from Ugandan farmers?

Ugandan researcher Nassib Mugwanya: GMO bananas are the best tool we have to save bananas from bacterial wilt, but Uganda's ...
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Podcast: What it means to be a ‘sustainable’ farmer

Tim Hammerich sat down with journalist Marc Brazeau, founder and director the Food and Farm Discussion Lab for his Future of Agriculture Podcast. His question ...
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Talking Biotech: Roundup Ready GMO crops made weed management ‘easy’—an agronomist’s view

Kentucky agronomist Chad Lee: Farmers choose herbicide-tolerant GMO crops because they simplify effective weed management and enable no-till farming ...
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Talking Biotech: Non-agricultural debt—not GMOs—to blame for Indian farmer suicides

Environmental scientist Vaishnavi Tripuraneni: Marriage loans and health care—not seed costs—are the main drivers of debt for smallholder farmers in ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Pamela Ronald on how GMO misinformation could hurt world’s poor

If you’ve heard that GMOs are bad, I want to introduce you to Pamela Ronald. A plant geneticist, Pamela co-authored ...
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Talking Biotech: Can biofortified GMO soybeans help tackle vitamin A deficiency?

Plant scientist Monica Schmidt: By modifying only one gene, a new variety of soybeans has higher levels of beta-carotene than ...
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Podcast: Earth’s largest mammals were ‘downsized’ by human hunting

Over the past 125,000 years, the average size of mammals on the Earth has shrunk. And humans are to blame. That's ...
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Talking Biotech: Using plants as ‘biofactories’ for vaccines, biofuels and more

Plant biologist Beth Hood: Scientists are genetically modifying plants to produce ingredients for a variety of important industrial and therapeutic ...
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Podcast: How anti-GMO activists used ‘fake news’ to attack University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta

In this episode, [Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter] talk to Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department ...
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Talking Biotech: How rice became one of the world’s most important food crops

Rice geneticist Susan McCouch: How and where rice was domesticated, and how many varieties are there? ...
Podcast: Geneticist George Church on the future of synthetic biology

Podcast: Geneticist George Church on the future of synthetic biology

George Church's Harvard lab is one of the most celebrated fonts of innovation in the world of life sciences. George's ...
Talking Biotech: How do we decide whether to use gene drives?

Talking Biotech: How do we decide whether to use gene drives?

Science and technology scholar Jennifer Kuzma: The social and political considerations of using gene drives to combat human diseases, weeds, ...
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Talking Biotech: The powerful potential—and risks—of CRISPR engineered ‘gene drives’

Evolutionary biologist Fred Gould: 'Gene drives' can be found in nature. Now, scientists want to engineer them to decrease populations ...
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Talking Biotech: The genetic factors that makes sweet corn sweet

Geneticist Curt Hannah: Sweet corn was specifically discovered and selected because of its sweetness. But how does a kernel of ...
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Radiolab podcast: Can plants hear and learn?

Do you really need a brain to sense the world around you? To remember? Or even learn? Well, it depends on ...
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Talking Biotech: How USAID uses GMO crops to improve food security around the world

USAID science advisor Angela Records: Disease-resistant GMO cassava, bananas show promise in improving food security in developing countries ...
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Talking Biotech: ‘Farm Babe’ Michelle Miller takes on critics of GMOs, modern farming

Writer Michelle Miller: The 'Food Babe' is critical of those who marginalize farmers and farming, and a powerful voice for ...
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Talking Biotech: Can Oxitec’s genetically engineered insects combat fall armyworm crop damage and famine in Africa?

Oxitec's Simon Warner: Engineered male fall armyworms contain a gene that prevents female offspring from reaching adulthood, reducing wild pest ...
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Talking Biotech: Should milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GMO crops be labeled?

Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Data shows that products from animals fed genetically engineered crops are no different than those fed ...
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Podcast: What if we could use artificial wombs to save premature babies?

Ectogenesis, that is the gestation outside of a biological womb, sounds like science fiction. But one of the top stories ...
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Talking Biotech: Know Ideas Media gives scientists platform to discuss future of food and farming

Canadian filmmaker Nick Saik is taking the 100+ hours of footage he recorded for his Know GMO documentary and turning ...
Talking Biotech: 91-year-old geneticist Maxine Thompson aims to expand fruit diversity with new berry breeds

Talking Biotech: 91-year-old geneticist Maxine Thompson aims to expand fruit diversity with new berry breeds

Oregon State fruit breeder Maxine Thompson: A trailblazer in plant science, now retired from academia, she continues to work on ...

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