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 ...
Talking Biotech: Habitat loss, parasitic mites — not GMOs, pesticides — prime culprits in butterfly, bee losses

Talking Biotech: Habitat loss, parasitic mites — not GMOs, pesticides — prime culprits in butterfly, bee losses

GMOs and pesticides are often blamed for pollinator losses. Recent research indicates that other factors are likely more important, says ...
Talking Biotech: Shoppers may soon be able to buy pre-sliced, tastier and more nutritious pears

Talking Biotech: Shoppers may soon be able to buy pre-sliced, tastier and more nutritious pears

Choosing when to eat a pear is notoriously difficult, for it quickly turns bad. Horticultural genomicist Amit Dhingra is working ...
Talking Biotech: Clay nanoparticles deliver plants gene-silencing virus-protecting RNA spray

Talking Biotech: Clay nanoparticles deliver plants gene-silencing virus-protecting RNA spray

Revolutionizing crop protection? Biotechnologist Neena Mitter on 'bioclay' — spray that protects plants from a virus using nanoparticles to deliver ...
Talking Biotech: Why broccoli, collard greens, kale and other brassica are like dog breeds

Talking Biotech: Why broccoli, collard greens, kale and other brassica are like dog breeds

University of Missouri biologist J. Chris Pires discusses the many vegetables that began as Brassica oleacea--wild cabbage ...
Talking Biotech: Fred Gould, chair of National Academies of Sciences GMO report, reaffirms safety of biotech crops

Talking Biotech: Fred Gould, chair of National Academies of Sciences GMO report, reaffirms safety of biotech crops

Fred Gould, chair of National Academies of Science review of biotech crops, reaffirms GMO safety and sustainability ...
Talking Biotech: Genetically engineering plants to resist disease

Talking Biotech: Genetically engineering plants to resist disease

Indiana University's Matt Helm on reworking pathogen sensors in plants to better detect, help fight off diseases ...
Talking Biotech: How plants can be tweaked to 'naturally' fight disease

Talking Biotech: How plants can be tweaked to ‘naturally’ fight disease

University of East Anglia's Jonathan Jones on how plants can be genetically modified to naturally fight diseases ...
Talking Biotech: Marketing expert Jay Baer's tips on communicating about GMOs

Talking Biotech: Marketing expert Jay Baer’s tips on communicating about GMOs

Marketing expert Jay Baer's tips on communicating about GMOs ...
Talking Biotech: Kentucky's Paul Vincelli, Florida's Kevin Folta: Drop 'GMO' to improve public discourse on biotech

Talking Biotech: Kentucky’s Paul Vincelli, Florida’s Kevin Folta: Drop ‘GMO’ to improve public discourse on biotech

Kentucky's Paul Vincelli, Florida's Kevin Folta: Drop 'GMO' to improve public discourse on biotech ...
Talking Biotech: Oxford's Greger Larson on how grey wolves evolved to become man’s most loyal companion

Talking Biotech: Oxford’s Greger Larson on how grey wolves evolved to become man’s most loyal companion

Oxford's Greger Larson on how gray wolves evolved to become man’s most loyal companion ...
Talking Biotech: Missouri’s Mel Oliver on the myth of GMO terminator genes

Talking Biotech: Missouri’s Mel Oliver on the myth of GMO terminator genes

Missouri’s Mel Oliver on the myth of GMO terminator genes ...