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: Story of the GMO Hawaiian papaya--Dennis Gonsalves who engineered it and family farms it saved

Talking Biotech: Story of the GMO Hawaiian papaya–Dennis Gonsalves who engineered it and family farms it saved

The human story behind the GM papaya and the Cornell scientist who returned home to save the traditional crop ...
Talking Biotech: Can GMO flowers help educate public on genetic engineering?; How EWG’s Dirty Dozen applies to strawberries?

Talking Biotech: Can GMO flowers help educate public on genetic engineering?; How EWG’s Dirty Dozen applies to strawberries?

Revolution Bioengineering CEO on educating public using GMO flowers; Applying EWG’s Dirty Dozen to strawberries ...
Talking Biotech: Genetics breed more flavorful tomatoes; Farmers leverage social media

Talking Biotech: Genetics breed more flavorful tomatoes; Farmers leverage social media

Florida professor Harry Klee on genetically modifying more flavorful tomatoes; How to help farmers use social media to tell their ...
Under attack by anti-GMO activists, Kevin Folta ordered to suspend Talking Biotech podcasts by University of Florida

Under attack by anti-GMO activists, Kevin Folta ordered to suspend Talking Biotech podcasts by University of Florida

Under assault by anti-GMO activists, Kevin Folta forced to suspend Talking Biotech by University of Florida ...
Talking Biotech: 'Clean, Green and Ethical' animal production and farming

Talking Biotech: ‘Clean, Green and Ethical’ animal production and farming

Australian professor Graeme Martin on low cost, sustainable farming and animal production ...
Talking Biotech: Genetic improvements and virus resistance of cassava, African staple

Talking Biotech: Genetic improvements and virus resistance of cassava, African staple

Cassava focus: Barbara Schaal on natural history of African staple; Nigel Taylor on GM virus resistance ...
Talking Biotech: India's cotton whitefly attack; Vitamin-enhanced cassava

Talking Biotech: India’s cotton whitefly attack; Vitamin-enhanced cassava

Hervé Vanderschuren on vitamin-enhanced cassava; Laura Boykin on India's whitefly cotton infestation ...
Talking Biotech: GMO corn experiment for everybody; Sugar beet domestication and breeding

Talking Biotech: GMO corn experiment for everybody; Sugar beet domestication and breeding

Biology Fortified's public GMO wildlife corn eating experiment; Plant geneticist Lee Panella talks sugar beets ...
Talking Biotech: Talking chemophobia with SciBabe; Kevin Folta answers questions

Talking Biotech: Talking chemophobia with SciBabe; Kevin Folta answers questions

SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont on chemophobia, glyphosate and Don Huber; Folta discusses biotech ...
Talking Biotech: “Pesticides”—New frontier of agricultural biotechnology opposition

Talking Biotech: “Pesticides”—New frontier of agricultural biotechnology opposition

Chemical control expert Steve Savage on the targeting of chemicals by anti-GMO activists ...
Talking Biotech: Insects, crop protection--and Barbara McClintock on the $10 bill?

Talking Biotech: Insects, crop protection–and Barbara McClintock on the $10 bill?

Richard Levine discusses protecing crops from pests; Folta and Levine discuss putting Barbara McClintock on the $10 bill ...
Talking Biotech: Critical need for biotech solutions in Uganda; reflecting on Ask Me Anything

Talking Biotech: Critical need for biotech solutions in Uganda; reflecting on Ask Me Anything

Nassib Mugwanya on biotech solutions in Uganda; Kevin Folta, Jayson Merkley on Ask Me Anything forum ...
Talking Biotech: History lesson on tomatoes and biotech solution to breeding

Talking Biotech: History lesson on tomatoes and biotech solution to breeding

Discussing tomato history with Sam Hutton; Diana Horvath on future of biotech tomato breeding ...
Talking Biotech: Using spinach gene, GE citrus fights disease devastating Florida oranges

Talking Biotech: Using spinach gene, GE citrus fights disease devastating Florida oranges

Orange producer Ricke Kress on how genetic engineering can defeat devastating citrus greening disease ...
Talking Biotech:  In wake of bungled USRTK FOIA attack, Kevin Folta clarifies future of genetic literacy outreach

Talking Biotech: In wake of bungled USRTK FOIA attack, Kevin Folta clarifies future of genetic literacy outreach

In wake of bungled USRTK FOIA attack, Kevin Folta clarifies future of genetic literacy outreach ...
Talking Biotech: GMO mosquitoes; Desperate need for plant breeders

Talking Biotech: GMO mosquitoes; Desperate need for plant breeders

Kevin Folta on Biotechgate; Andrew McKerney on GMO mosquitoes; Phil Stewart on need for plant breeders ...
Talking Biotech: Rothamstead's aphid-repelling GMO wheat; Critique of Adyydurai's formaldehyde claim

Talking Biotech: Rothamstead’s aphid-repelling GMO wheat; Critique of Adyydurai’s formaldehyde claim

Rothamstead’s John Pickett onaphid-repelling GMO wheat; Kevin Folta critique of Adyydurai’s formaldehyde claim ...
Talking Biotech: GMO rescue of American chestnut tree and genetic history of lettuce

Talking Biotech: GMO rescue of American chestnut tree and genetic history of lettuce

American chestnut tree GMO revival: William Powell; DNA of lettuce: Richard Michelmore ...
Talking Biotech: Kevin Folta on how farmers can communicate science effectively

Talking Biotech: Kevin Folta on how farmers can communicate science effectively

Don't let Dr. Oz and others who know nothing about ag tell a farmer's story: Kevin Folta ...
Talking Biotech: Prospects for approving GMO salmon and rescuing embattled banana

Talking Biotech: Prospects for approving GMO salmon and rescuing embattled banana

GMO salmon in regulatory purgatory: Dave Conley; GE could rescue Cavendish banana: Pat Heslop-Harrison ...
Talking Biotech: GMO opponents block bird flu epidemic solution; Potato biotech

Talking Biotech: GMO opponents block bird flu epidemic solution; Potato biotech

Genetically modified chicken prevents avian flu: Helen Sang; Biotech potato: David Spooner ...
Talking Biotech: Scientists testify on GMOs before Congress; American Farm Bureau on biotech challenges

Talking Biotech: Scientists testify on GMOs before Congress; American Farm Bureau on biotech challenges

Briefing US lawmakers on GMOs: Chris Barbey and Alejandra Abril Guevara; Farm Bureau view of biotech challenges: Andrew Wamsley ...
Talking Biotech: Anti-GMOers misrepresent glyphosate study; Carrots' evolutionary roots and future

Talking Biotech: Anti-GMOers misrepresent glyphosate study; Carrots’ evolutionary roots and future

Activists twisted my glyphosate research: Fiona Young; Carrot future: Shelby Ellison and Philipp Simon ...
Talking Biotech: Neal Carter on non-browing Arctic Apple; Jonathan Wendel on DNA of cotton

Talking Biotech: Neal Carter on non-browing Arctic Apple; Jonathan Wendel on DNA of cotton

Arctic Apple: Neal Carter; Genetic origin of cotton: Jonathan Wendel ...
Talking Biotech: Life-saving banana for Uganda; Grape domestication and improvement

Talking Biotech: Life-saving banana for Uganda; Grape domestication and improvement

Engineering bananas: James Dale; Genetic improvement of grapes: Sean Myles ...
Talking Biotech: Engineering hornless cows; Blueberry origins

Talking Biotech: Engineering hornless cows; Blueberry origins

Hornless cattle gene editing: Alison Van Eenennaam; Domestic blueberries: Paul Lyrene ...
Talking Biotech: Introduction, and Sleuth4Health Julee K

Talking Biotech: Introduction, and Sleuth4Health Julee K

Sleuth4Health blogger Julee K. Julee ...