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Podcast: GMO rice could yield affordable treatment to stem HIV in developing world

Evangelia Vamvaka, Kevin Folta, Michelle Wu | 
A research team developed an ingenious solution to a logistical public health problem—adding anti-HIV proteins to rice ...
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Podcast: South Australian farmers battle for access to GMO crops. Will they win?

Australia has welcomed the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops, and farmers have found particular benefit from broad acre canola ...
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Podcast: Battling hangovers with GMO bacteria

Kevin Folta, Zack Abbott | 
Genetically engineered microbes commonly manufacture our vitamins and amino acid supplements, but can they be supplements themselves? Zbiotics has developed ...
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Podcast: Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers on GMOs, sustainable agriculture

Kevin Folta, Robert Saik | 
Agronomist and entrepreneur Robert Saik has a lifetime of experience in farming. For years, he has been a leading advocate ...
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Podcast: Has sickle cell disease met its match in CRISPR gene editing?

Brenda Eustace, Kevin Folta | 
Dr. Brenda Eustace, director of discovery research at Vertex, joins plant geneticist Kevin Folta to discuss this promising treatment ...
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Podcast: How nano bar codes made with probiotics are used to protect product consistency and safety

Products move from producer to consumer through complicated networks called supply chains. These routes of custody involve many people and ...
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Podcast: Battle to conquer HIV with biotechnology is on. How much progress have we made?

Kevin Folta, Pamela Skinner | 
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is to blame for one of the worst public health crises the world has ever ...
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Podcast: Bt eggplant in Bangladesh—the GMO crop that boosted farmer profits 6-fold

Arif Hossein, Kevin Folta, Modesta Abugu | 
Subsistence farmers in Bangladesh make a living by growing, harvesting and selling brinjal, or the fruit westerners know as eggplant ...
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Podcast: Biologist Rob Wager takes on anti-GMO scientists at 1st International Conference on Agroecology

Kevin Folta, Robert Wager | 
Economic growth fueled by market reforms has cut poverty in the developing world drastically over the last 30 years. But ...
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Podcast: Could domesticated bacteria help break our dependence on fossil fuels?

Kevin Folta, Sarah Richardson | 
Microbes surround us and enhance our lives in almost innumerable ways. These helpful micro-machines catalyze key reactions required to produce ...
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Podcast: CRISPR immunizes pigs against PRRS—deadly viral disease that costs $600 million annually

Christine Burkard, Kevin Folta | 
Christine Burkard, assistant professor of infection and immunity at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, says her team has devised a ...
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Podcast: More fearful of crop losses than jail, Indian farmers grow illegal GMO Bt eggplant

C. S. Prakash, Kevin Folta | 
While Indian farmers have benefited tremendously from growing insect-resistant GMO cotton, the government has outlawed the cultivation of genetically engineered ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate-tainted breakfast? Plant geneticist Kevin Folta debunks fear-based CBS Roundup report

Kevin Folta | 
Does the network get it right? Not even close, says Folta ...
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Podcast: Jurassic Park paleontologist Jack Horner on resurrecting extinct species with genetic engineering

Jack Horner, Kevin Folta | 
Although dinosaurs are probably never coming back, the scenes from Jurassic Park are an extrapolation of actual research being performed ...
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Podcast: How biotech, big data and robotics help farmers grow more food on less land

Kevin Folta | 
While technology is exploding in all areas of life, it has been slow to reach agriculture. Many old, unsustainable farming ...
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Podcast: ‘Straight out lies’ from anti-GMO groups hinder Africa’s food security, South African biologist says

Jennifer Thomson, Kevin Folta | 
Africa has the most to gain from embracing crop biotechnology, yet the continent's farmers are still largely denied access to ...
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Podcast: Where blackberries came from—and how genetics made them so delicious

Chad Finn, Kevin Folta | 
Blackberries are a popular, healthy fruit consumed by people all over the world. Over the last century, significant progress has ...
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Podcast: Could a benign virus save Florida’s devastated orange industry from citrus greening disease?

Kevin Folta, Steve Savage | 
Huanglongbing, or HLB, is the Chinese term for the Yellow Dragon Disease–usually referred to as citrus greening.  The disease first ...
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Podcast: Why do we like sweet foods? How taste and smell color our sense of the world

Kevin Folta, Linda Bartoshuk | 
University of Florida researcher Linda Bartoshuk has been recognized as an expert on interactions between smell, taste and psychology for ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Kevin Folta responds after anti-biotech social media attacks led to his exclusion from Florida gardening event

Kevin Folta | 
Recently, University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta was invited to present a series of lectures at a seed saving ...
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Podcast: GMO insect-resistant cowpea helps Africa combat destructive pests without chemicals

Cowpea is a critical crop in Western Africa. It is consumed by millions of people daily and provides important nitrogen ...
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Podcast: Synthetic ‘light switch’ boosts photosynthesis to increase crop yields

Amber Boas, John Christie, Kevin Folta | 
One of the limiting factors in photosynthesis is the plant’s ability to take up carbon dioxide to assimilate into carbohydrates ...
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Podcast: How a bad night’s sleep can damage your DNA

Brady Holmer, Kevin Folta, Lior Appelbaum | 
On this episode of Talking Biotech, University of Florida researchers Kevin Folta and Brady Holmer tackle two pressing questions in ...
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Podcast: Healthier cooking oil from biotech soybeans helps battle heart disease, diabetes

Kevin Folta, Kim Nill | 
Soybeans produce abundant cooking oil,  popular with both consumers and the food service industry. However, soybean oil isn't always the ...
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Podcast: GMO AquAdvantage salmon headed for US grocery stores after 15 years of regulatory review

Kevin Folta, Sylvia Wulf | 
When the transgenic AquAdvantage salmon was first developed in 1989, the goal was simple: engineer a fast-growing fish that required ...
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Podcast: Anthony Warner, ‘The Angry Chef,’ debunks fad diets and popular food ‘pseudoscience’

Anthony Warner, Kevin Folta | 
Anthony Warner is known as The Angry Chef, achieving notoriety for critically analyzing the social movements that pop up around ...
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Tomorrow’s scientists developing CRISPR-edited crops to boost sustainable farming

Three graduate students highlight their efforts to breed disease-resistant crops and teach science to consumers ...
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