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Talking Biotech: Ethos Chocolate—the pro-GMO candy brand winning over biotech skeptics

Ethos chocolate hypes its use of GMO ingredients to promote crop biotechnology ...
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Talking Biotech: How AAAS, world’s largest science organization, promoted ‘data-less conspiracy’ linking glyphosate to kidney disease

There is no evidence that glyphosate causes kidney disease. Why does the AAAS say otherwise? ...
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Talking Biotech: Recruiting bees as soldiers in the war on plant pests

The company Bee Vectoring Technologies uses bees to control deadly plant pests ...
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Talking Biotech: Regulating gene-edited animals as drugs will stifle food innovation

Animal gene editing could revolutionize food production. But FDA regulation stands in the way ...
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Talking Biotech: Extreme GMO skeptics know the least about genetics—how should science communicators respond?

People most opposed to GMOs know little about them. How does this impact science communication? ...
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Talking Biotech: Genetic engineering could protect at-risk forests—but regulation blocks progress

Changing climates and pathogens threaten forests. Biotechnology could help, if regulators get out of the way ...
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Talking Biotech: Turning GMO plants into carcinogen-catching air filters

Could GMO houseplants purify the air in our homes? ...
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Talking Biotech: Environmentalist Erin Brockovich is wrong about Monsanto, glyphosate and cancer

Famous environmental advocate Erin Brockovich says glyphosate causes cancer. Here's why she's wrong ...
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Talking Biotech: How do we get consumers to think like scientists?

Thomas Zinnen and Kevin Folta tackle a perennial question: How do you communicate science to a hostile audience? ...
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Talking Biotech: Tough questions about genetic engineering—a listener interviews Dr. Kevin Folta

Roles are reversed on this week's podcast. Science enthusiast and blogger Gary Nolan interviews Dr. Folta ...
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Talking Biotech: As demand for food rises, the world needs more plant scientists

The world needs plant scientists. Two experts explain how you can join the field ...
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Talking Biotech: Corporations corrupt science research? What are real conflicts of interest?

A closer look at how money influences science ...
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Talking Biotech: Meet the liquor store owner boycotting Smirnoff’s ‘non-GMO’ vodka

Meet Allison Nondorf, a farmer and co-owner of A&C Liquid Assets in Kansas. The liquor store refuses to sell Smirnoff's ...
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Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Technology is revolutionizing health care and food production. But excessive regulation slows these important developments. What does this mean for ...
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Talking Biotech: How insects could make our food supply more sustainable

Producing feed for animals we eat has led to overfishing and other environmental challenges. Feeding our livestock insects might solve ...
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Talking Biotech: Mango is a vital food crop worldwide. But where did it come from?

Mango is popular worldwide, but especially important in India and southeast Asia. On this episode, Emily Warschefsky and Kevin Folta ...
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Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Join Kevin Folta as he tackles recent concerns that LaCroix sparkling water contains cockroach-killing insecticides ...
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Beyond pesticides: Engineered crops that fertilize themselves from air

Plants are surrounded by nitrogen, but it's unusable as found in the atmosphere. Scientists may be able to change that ...
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Talking Biotech: Thalidomide once caused birth defects—now it treats cancer

The sleep medication thalidomide caused thousands of birth defects in the 1960s. But experts say it's also a powerful cancer ...
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Talking Biotech: There’s a worldwide vanilla shortage. Can science save our favorite food flavoring?

Vanilla is the world's favorite food flavoring—but there's not enough to go around. Thankfully, scientists are developing new ways to ...
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Talking Biotech: Using psychology to disarm anti-GMO activists

Activists use fear to spread doubt about GMO safety. How can scientists counter this powerful debate tactic? ...
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Talking Biotech: 30-year study confirms environmental benefits of glyphosate use

Anti-GMO activists continue to warn about the dangers of glyphosate, but 30 years of data show the controversial herbicide is ...
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Talking Biotech: The Kevin Folta—Biofortified controversy: When transparency and confidentiality conflict

Transparency helps scientists earn public trust. But what happens when their research requires confidentiality? Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli tackle ...
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Talking Biotech: Artemisinin—the malaria treatment that could help prevent 400,000 deaths a year

University of York's Dr. Ian Graham joins Kevin Folta to discuss how the plant-derived compound artemesia could help beat back ...
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Talking Biotech: Chicken is the most widely grown animal in the world, but where did this popular bird come from?

Chicken is essential to modern agriculture, but where did it come from? Oxford University's Dr. Greger Larson explores this popular ...
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Talking Biotech: Winning the disease resistance ‘arms race’ against plant pathogens to ensure food security

The disease resistance arms race between plants and pathogens continues. But scientists have entered this war on the side of ...
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Talking Biotech: Probing the psychology of consumers who fear GMOs

Why do consumers fear technologies that have generated an abundant food supply? Economist Dr. David Just explains how emotion influences ...
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Talking Biotech: How scientists outsmart cancer-causing fungi that threaten our food supply

Alfatoxins are a significant threat to human health and world food security. They are naturally-occurring toxic compounds produced by the ...