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 ...
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? ...
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 ...
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: Uruguay's over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Podcast: Uruguay’s over-reaching GMO regulations stifle home-grown solutions

Uruguayan GMO researcher Sabina Vidal: Burdensome regulations mean farmers rely on soy seeds from US corporations ...
Podcast: Nobel laureates mobilize against Greenpeace to reverse campaign to block vitamin-enhanced Golden Rice

Podcast: Nobel laureates mobilize against Greenpeace to reverse campaign to block vitamin-enhanced Golden Rice

Sir Richard Roberts: Nobel laureates must speak out activists like Greenpeace falsely claim GMOs pose unique health or ecological dangers ...
Talking Biotech: Benefits and unanticipated consequences of neonicotinoid insecticide use

Talking Biotech: Benefits and unanticipated consequences of neonicotinoid insecticide use

Penn State entomologist John Tooker: Neonic coated seeds are not a silver bullet for pest control in all situations ...
Talking Biotech: Domesticating wild plants to seed new crops and foods

Talking Biotech: Domesticating wild plants to seed new crops and foods

Brazilian plant physiologist Lazaro Peres: Using genetic technology to identify desirable traits in wild plants and create new crops ...
Talking Biotech: Anti-GMO activists say Food Evolution is an 'agrichemical conspiracy'—Who's behind the documentary?

Talking Biotech: Anti-GMO activists say Food Evolution is an ‘agrichemical conspiracy’—Who’s behind the documentary?

Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of Food Evolution, addresses baseless claims that new GMO documentary is "Monsanto propaganda" ...
Talking Biotech: Toxicologist on flawed approach of IARC's glyphosate evaluation

Talking Biotech: Toxicologist on flawed approach of IARC’s glyphosate evaluation

University of Guelph toxicologist Len Ritter: 40-year history of safety assessments challenge IARC's "probable carcinogen" finding ...
Talking Biotech: 'Know GMO' documentary fights food fears, misinformation with science

Talking Biotech: ‘Know GMO’ documentary fights food fears, misinformation with science

Filmmaker Nick Saik's 'Know GMO' documentary builds dialogue on food science and farm technology ...
Talking Biotech: Can biotechnology help protect forests from pests, pathogens and climate change?

Talking Biotech: Can biotechnology help protect forests from pests, pathogens and climate change?

University of Kentucky forest researcher Ellen Crocker: Genetic engineering, speed breeding and gene drives could help fend off threats to ...
Talking Biotech: Plants that 'protect themselves' and reduce pesticide may be future of crop biotechnology

Talking Biotech: Plants that ‘protect themselves’ and reduce pesticide may be future of crop biotechnology

Genetic engineering pioneer Calgene's Maurice Moloney on developing plants that 'naturally' fend off pests ...
Talking Biotech: Can 'vertical farming' help feed world's growing population?

Talking Biotech: Can ‘vertical farming’ help feed world’s growing population?

What is the potential for agriculture to move indoors—and into cities—as we try to feed more people on less land? ...
Talking Biotech: How Uruguay—major producer of GMO soy and corn—regulates GE crops

Talking Biotech: How Uruguay—major producer of GMO soy and corn—regulates GE crops

Uruguay biosecurity expert Alejandra Ferenczi: 'Regulate the uniqueness of the final food product and not genetic engineering' ...
Talking Biotech: Genetic engineering's role in breeding more disease resistant and nutritious potatoes

Talking Biotech: Genetic engineering’s role in breeding more disease resistant and nutritious potatoes

Michigan State's David Douches builds a better potato combining genetic engineering and traditional breeding ...
Talking Biotech: Naturally transgenic sweet potato can be tweaked to fight plant disease, boost nutrition

Talking Biotech: Naturally transgenic sweet potato can be tweaked to fight plant disease, boost nutrition

Plant virologist Jan Kreuze: Disease-resistant sweet potatoes could make nutritious, naturally GMO crop key tool to fight malnutrition ...
Talking Biotech: What's blocking GMO crop adoption in Africa?

Talking Biotech: What’s blocking GMO crop adoption in Africa?

Sociologist Matthew Harsh: Poor communication between Kenyan scientists, policymakers, farmers and anti-biotech activists slows GMO adoption ...
Talking Biotech: Why is the government not funding research into the most nutritious foods?

Talking Biotech: Why is the government not funding research into the most nutritious foods?

Journalist Helena Bottemiller-Evich explores the health impact of the government's meager research support for fruits, vegetables and nuts ...
Talking Biotech: Florida neurosurgeon Duane Mitchell on how genetic engineering opens doors in cancer fight

Talking Biotech: Florida neurosurgeon Duane Mitchell on how genetic engineering opens doors in cancer fight

Neuroscientist Duane Mitchell discusses genetically enhancing T-cells and other cutting edge cancer immunotherapies ...
Talking Biotech: What environmental hazards remain from accidental release of GMO grass seeds?

Talking Biotech: What environmental hazards remain from accidental release of GMO grass seeds?

Oregon State's Carol Mallory-Smith says transgene flow from Roundup Ready bentgrass to non-GMO grass species offers lessons for regulators ...
Talking Biotech: Should consumers fear use of hormones, antibiotics, trace chemicals and GMOs in our food?

Talking Biotech: Should consumers fear use of hormones, antibiotics, trace chemicals and GMOs in our food?

From marketers to activists, there is an effort to shame consumers over the use of modern technologies, such as genetic ...
Talking Biotech: GM corn blocks carcinogenic aflatoxins, could eliminate 'chronic health concern' in developing world

Talking Biotech: GM corn blocks carcinogenic aflatoxins, could eliminate ‘chronic health concern’ in developing world

Making corn safer: University of Arizona's Monica Schmidt on genetically engineering healthier food, arming plants with defenses to fight fungal ...