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 ...
Talking Biotech: Bayer geneticist Ray Shillito on communicating with the public about agricultural biotechnology, and more

Talking Biotech: Bayer geneticist Ray Shillito on communicating with the public about agricultural biotechnology, and more

Bayer plant scientist Ray Shillito: Educating the next generation of scientists about how to communicate with the public will help ...
Talking Biotech's best biotechnology science stories from 2017—and what to expect in 2018

Talking Biotech’s best biotechnology science stories from 2017—and what to expect in 2018

Talking Biotech hosts Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli talk about their favorite stories from 2017, and what to look for ...
Talking Biotech: How genetic engineering can reduce cancer-causing contaminants in peanuts

Talking Biotech: How genetic engineering can reduce cancer-causing contaminants in peanuts

Plant pathologist Dilip Shah: GMO peanuts could help eliminate a potent threat to human health in the developing world ...
Talking Biotech: Science Moms documentary explores how parents can navigate GMO and food disinformation on the web

Talking Biotech: Science Moms documentary explores how parents can navigate GMO and food disinformation on the web

Filmmaker Natalie Newell: Despite the film being funded entirely by an online crowdfunding campaign, the Science Moms have been attacked ...
Talking Biotech: How will dicamba herbicide-resistant GMO crops fare after contamination fiasco?

Talking Biotech: How will dicamba herbicide-resistant GMO crops fare after contamination fiasco?

Agronomist Karen Corrigan: Companies, farmers, and weed scientists should focus more on solutions to dicamba drift issues and less on ...
Talking Biotech: How will agricultural-biotech seed company mergers impact farmers and sustainability?

Talking Biotech: How will agricultural-biotech seed company mergers impact farmers and sustainability?

French researcher Sylvie Bonny: Some worry that corporate consolidation will raise seed prices and hurt farmers, while others believe mergers ...
Talking Biotech: Pet dogs with genetic diseases testing ground for gene therapy

Talking Biotech: Pet dogs with genetic diseases testing ground for gene therapy

Journalist Emily Mullin: Gene therapies becoming more promising but restricted in humans because of safety concerns, prompting some researchers to ...
Podcast: Gene editing could make farm animals happier and healthier

Podcast: Gene editing could make farm animals happier and healthier

Just one genetically modified animal has been approved for human consumption anywhere in the world. A fast growing species of ...
Talking Biotech: Soil-worm resistant GMO crops in Africa hindered by politics, public fears

Talking Biotech: Soil-worm resistant GMO crops in Africa hindered by politics, public fears

IITA scientists: GMOs could help fend off nematode crop pests in Africa, but educating policymakers and public about the benefits ...
Talking Biotech: TALEN gene editing to make more nutritious food crops

Talking Biotech: TALEN gene editing to make more nutritious food crops

Calyxt's Dan Voytas: Using TALEN gene editing to create soybeans with healthier oil, high fiber wheat and canola with lower ...
Talking Biotech: A former skeptic's struggle to bring GMO crops to Bolivia

Talking Biotech: A former skeptic’s struggle to bring GMO crops to Bolivia

Educator Cecilia Gonzalez: Bolivia has had to import GMO corn from Argentina due to crop failures. Insect-resistant Bt crops could ...
Talking Biotech: Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas on how resistance to crop biotechnology hurts small African farms

Talking Biotech: Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas on how resistance to crop biotechnology hurts small African farms

Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science: "Moral injustice" of NGOs preventing Africans from adopting GMO crops driven by "green ideology" ...
Jon Entine podcast: Corruption and secrecy behind IARC's glyphosate cancer designation?

Jon Entine podcast: Corruption and secrecy behind IARC’s glyphosate cancer designation?

Glyphosate has been in the headlines for two weeks. Here's a background interview with the GLP's executive director explaining the ...
Talking Biotech: Uganda farmer-scientist on benefits of GMO disease resistant bananas

Talking Biotech: Uganda farmer-scientist on benefits of GMO disease resistant bananas

Kevin Folta in Uganda interviews scientists and farmers about bananas resistant to crop disease and the likelihood of commercialization ...
Talking Biotech: Can we fight herbicide-resistant weeds with non-GMO RNAi technology?

Talking Biotech: Can we fight herbicide-resistant weeds with non-GMO RNAi technology?

Monsanto biochemist Doug Sammons: RNAi technology increases weed sensitivity to targeted herbicides. This could counter the growing problem of glyphosate-resistant ...
Talking Biotech: Is genetic engineering the best way to resuscitate the American chestnut from blight?

Talking Biotech: Is genetic engineering the best way to resuscitate the American chestnut from blight?

Plant biologist Jared Westbrook: 4 billion American chestnut trees have died because of blight in the 20th century. Now, there ...
Talking Biotech: Using GMO insects instead of pesticides to fight diamondback moth, other crop-killing pests

Talking Biotech: Using GMO insects instead of pesticides to fight diamondback moth, other crop-killing pests

Cornell entomologist Tony Shelton: Using GMO insects to control diamondback moths—a global pest that quickly evolves resistance to insecticides ...
Talking Biotech: Kevin Folta on fruit breeding—and being the target of anti-GMO activists

Talking Biotech: Kevin Folta on fruit breeding—and being the target of anti-GMO activists

University of Florida's Kevin Folta on fruit breeding and defending modern agriculture--and himself--against anti-technology activists ...
Video: How insect-resistant Bt GMO eggplant rescued Bangladesh's staple crop

Video: How insect-resistant Bt GMO eggplant rescued Bangladesh’s staple crop

[Editor’s note: Pamela Ronald is plant pathologist and geneticist. She is a professor in the Genome Center and the Department ...
Viewpoint: Activists push glyphosate cancer scare as proxy to limit use of genetically engineered crops

Viewpoint: Activists push glyphosate cancer scare as proxy to limit use of genetically engineered crops

Monsanto pediatrician and toxicologist Dan Goldstein: As the glyphosate-cancer debate has grown louder, it's become less scientific ...
Podcast: How agriculture spurred the domestication of wild cats

Podcast: How agriculture spurred the domestication of wild cats

Geneticist Eva-Maria Geigl: Early grain farms attracted rodents—and wild cats that were social enough to hunt them near human settlements ...
Podcast: Global ag biotech snapshot: Is GMO adoption on the decline?

Podcast: Global ag biotech snapshot: Is GMO adoption on the decline?

UK researcher Graham Brooke on the rising economic and regulatory costs of crop biortechnology--Is it worth it? ...
Crop scientist Kevin Folta on how to engage science deniers and anti-GMO activists

Crop scientist Kevin Folta on how to engage science deniers and anti-GMO activists

Since the 2016 presidential election, tensions in the political arena have spilled into the science world. Scientists have been notably ...
Podcast: Can the US learn from Canada's 'product-based' GMO regulatory system?

Podcast: Can the US learn from Canada’s ‘product-based’ GMO regulatory system?

Biotech legal expert Robert Potter: How GMOs are regulated differently in the US and Canada ...
Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about 'confirmation bias' in foodie and anti-GMO community

Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about ‘confirmation bias’ in foodie and anti-GMO community

One of the more surprising reactions to the documentary--and disappointing to scientists--came from organic and agroecology supporters who called it ...
Podcast: Can the food we eat change our RNA and the way genes work?

Podcast: Can the food we eat change our RNA and the way genes work?

Molecular biologist Ken Witwer: Can the food we eat change our RNA and the way our genes work? ...
Podcast: NY Times reports glyphosate in Ben & Jerry's ice cream. What's the science?

Podcast: NY Times reports glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. What’s the science?

Biologist David Oppenheimer, nutritionist Shelley McGuire: Pro-organic group's glyphosate analysis no substitute for peer-reviewed science ...