Talking Biotech

The Talking Biotech Podcast is dedicated to the topic of biotechnology. These powerful methods have been extremely useful in medicine and agriculture, and hold great potential for the future. Despite their promise, there is substantial skepticism in the public regarding these technologies. A food-secure population, a profitable fear-driven anti-biotech industry, and a lack of scientific literacy hinders application of these technologies from reaching those that could use them. The companies and scientists that understand biotechnology are not explaining it well to the concerned public.

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Talking Biotech: University of Southampton's Mark Chapman on eggplant's evolution, benefits of GMO variety

Talking Biotech: University of Southampton’s Mark Chapman on eggplant’s evolution, benefits of GMO variety

University of Southampton's Mark Chapman on evolution of eggplant, benefits of GMO variety; reflections on Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug ...
Talking Biotech: Cell biologist, author Iida Ruishalme on glyphosate safety, dangers

Talking Biotech: Cell biologist, author Iida Ruishalme on glyphosate safety, dangers

Cell biologist, author and Thoughtscapism founder Iida Ruishalme's comprehensive assessment of glyphosate ...
Talking Biotech: University of Florida's Kevin Folta on fear-mongering claims of glyphosate-in-vaccines, food

Talking Biotech: University of Florida’s Kevin Folta on fear-mongering claims of glyphosate-in-vaccines, food

University of Florida's Kevin Folta refutes fear-mongering claims of glyphosate in vaccines and food ...
Talking Biotech: Single cell to plant: University of Florida's Indra Vasil on GMO plant regeneration

Talking Biotech: Single cell to plant: University of Florida’s Indra Vasil on GMO plant regeneration

Indra Vasil, retired University of Florida professor, on regeneration—Vital step in GMO plant production ...
Talking Biotech: University of Georgia's Cecilia McGregor on genetics of watermelon; Kevin Folta answers listeners

Talking Biotech: University of Georgia’s Cecilia McGregor on genetics of watermelon; Kevin Folta answers listeners

University of Georgia's Cecilia McGregor on genetics of watermelon; Kevin Folta answers listeners ...
Talking Biotech: GMO Bt eggplant helps poor Bangladesh farmers cut insecticide use

Talking Biotech: GMO Bt eggplant helps poor Bangladesh farmers cut insecticide use

Cornell's Dr. Tony Shelton on how GMO Bt eggplant helps poor Bangladesh farmers cut insecticide use ...
Talking Biotech: University of Kentucky's Paul Vincelli on rethinking public outreach on hot-button science issues

Talking Biotech: University of Kentucky’s Paul Vincelli on rethinking public outreach on hot-button science issues

University of Kentucky's Paul Vincelli on communicating hot-button science issues with the public ...
University of Pennsylvania's Ashley Winslow uses crowdsourcing to hunt down genetics of depression

University of Pennsylvania’s Ashley Winslow uses crowdsourcing to hunt down genetics of depression

University of Pennsylvania's Ashley Winslow talks clinical depression, using crowdsourcing to find genetic markers ...
Talking Biotech: University of Kentucky's Michael Goodin on GMOs saving coffee crop from a killer virus

Talking Biotech: University of Kentucky’s Michael Goodin on GMOs saving coffee crop from a killer virus

University of Kentucky's Michael Goodin on GMO technology saving coffee crop from viral threat ...
Talking Biotech: Cornell’s Ronald Herring on Vandana Shiva's anti-biotechnology crusade in India

Talking Biotech: Cornell’s Ronald Herring on Vandana Shiva’s anti-biotechnology crusade in India

Cornell’s Ronald Herring on Vandana Shiva's anti-biotechnology crusade in India ...
Talking Biotech: Cornell's Ronald Herring rebukes GMO link to Indian farmer suicides

Talking Biotech: Cornell’s Ronald Herring rebukes GMO link to Indian farmer suicides

Cornell’s Ronald Herring rebukes GMO link to Indian farmer suicides ...
Talking Biotech: NAS committee member Neal Stewart on GM crops: It's all safe, environmentally friendly

Talking Biotech: NAS committee member Neal Stewart on GM crops: It’s all safe, environmentally friendly

NAS Committee member on GM crops: it's all safe, environmentally friendly, has made agriculture more efficient ...
Talking Biotech on Hiatus until July 16

Talking Biotech on Hiatus until July 16

Talking Biotech on a short break until July 16 ...
Talking Biotech: University of Florida's Jude Grosser fights citrus greening with non-GMO solution

Talking Biotech: University of Florida’s Jude Grosser fights citrus greening with non-GMO solution

Fear of biotechnology spurs research on non-GMO solution to fight Florida's diseased citrus crops ...
Talking Biotech: Oregon State's Steve Strauss reviving forests using GM tech

Talking Biotech: Oregon State’s Steve Strauss reviving forests using GM tech

Oregon State’s Steve Strauss reviving forests using GM technology ...
Talking Biotech: Israel's Danny Chamovitz on plants adapting to environment, biotech in Israel

Talking Biotech: Israel’s Danny Chamovitz on plants adapting to environment, biotech in Israel

Israel's Danny Chamovitz on plants adapting to environment, biotech in Israel; After the Gold Rush comic with a compelling sci-fi ...
Talking Biotech: Almost all cheeses are GMOs (but not labeled in Vermont); Kevin Folta on NAS GMO report

Talking Biotech: Almost all cheeses are GMOs (but not labeled in Vermont); Kevin Folta on NAS GMO report

Almost all cheeses are GMOs (but not labeled in Vermont); Kevin Folta on NAS GMO report ...
Talking Biotech: Roslin Institute's Bruce Whitelaw using gene editing to develop virus resistant pig

Talking Biotech: Roslin Institute’s Bruce Whitelaw using gene editing to develop virus resistant pig

Roslin Institute animal biotechnologist Bruce Whitelaw is genetically engineering pigs to resist the deadly African swine fever virus ...
Talking Biotech: Bacteria wiping out Florida oranges--Fred Gmitter says GMO tweak could save them

Talking Biotech: Bacteria wiping out Florida oranges–Fred Gmitter says GMO tweak could save them

University of Florida citrus expert Fred Gmitter on challenges of combating bacteria threatening Florida's citrus crops ...
Talking Biotech: Oklahoma State economist Jayson Lusk on consumer attitudes about GMOs and food technology

Talking Biotech: Oklahoma State economist Jayson Lusk on consumer attitudes about GMOs and food technology

Oklahoma State economist and consumer food guru Jayson Lusk on consumer attitudes about food technology and GMOs ...
Talking Biotech: Michigan State's Jim Hancock on strawberry breeding challenges; Ag communications with Michele Payn-Knoper

Talking Biotech: Michigan State’s Jim Hancock on strawberry breeding challenges; Ag communications with Michele Payn-Knoper

Jim Hancock, Michigan State strawberry breeder, on breeding challenges; Michele Payn-Knoper talks ag communications ...
Talking Biotech: Key Gene CEO Arjen van Tunen talks weed crisis; Curt Hannah on corn; Folta on Borlaug award

Talking Biotech: Key Gene CEO Arjen van Tunen talks weed crisis; Curt Hannah on corn; Folta on Borlaug award

Key Gene CEO Arjen van Tunen talks weed crisis; Curt Hannah talks corn; Folta on Borlaug award after year of ...
Talking Biotech: Kansas Wheat Innovation Center's Chris Miller talks breeding, future solutions for less reactive wheat

Talking Biotech: Kansas Wheat Innovation Center’s Chris Miller talks breeding, future solutions for less reactive wheat

Chris Miller of Kansas Wheat Innovation Center on wheat future, gluten free and breeding ...
Talking Biotech: World Coffee Research's Hanna Neuschwander talks origins, growing threats to coffee

Talking Biotech: World Coffee Research’s Hanna Neuschwander talks origins, growing threats to coffee

Hanna Neuschwander from World Coffee Research on solutions to coffee plant troubles ...
Talking Biotech: Shelley McGuire, lactation specialist: No glyphosate in breast milk; Glyphosate in wine?

Talking Biotech: Shelley McGuire, lactation specialist: No glyphosate in breast milk; Glyphosate in wine?

Lactation specialist Shelley McGuire finds no glyphosate in breastmilk, Thomas Colquhoun discusses glyphosate traces in wine ...
Talking Biotech: Talking about bananas as a food crop, challenges; Leena Tripathi offers GE answers to threats to bananas

Talking Biotech: Talking about bananas as a food crop, challenges; Leena Tripathi offers GE answers to threats to bananas

Are GE bananas key to GMO acceptance?; Banana biotech leader talks GE solutions to threats, pests ...
Talking Biotech: Monsanto's Fred Perlak talks efficacy, safety of insect resistant GMO crops in agriculture; Kevin Folta answers questions about use of insect resistant GMO

Talking Biotech: Monsanto’s Fred Perlak talks efficacy, safety of insect resistant GMO crops in agriculture; Kevin Folta answers questions about use of insect resistant GMO

Monsanto scientist, insecticide resistant crops expert Fred Perlak stops by to talk safety, efficacy; Folta addresses Bt concerns from listeners ...
Talking Biotech: Amy Iezzoni talks tart cherry genetic origins; Kevin Folta answers glyphosate questions in German beer scare

Talking Biotech: Amy Iezzoni talks tart cherry genetic origins; Kevin Folta answers glyphosate questions in German beer scare

Talking cherry domestication, breeding; Glyphosate in German beer? Answering questions behind suds scare ...