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Talking Biotech: The Kevin Folta—Biofortified controversy: When transparency and confidentiality conflict

Transparency helps scientists earn public trust. But what happens when their research requires confidentiality? Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli tackle ...
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Talking Biotech: Disturbing new details on Putin’s anti-GMO propaganda campaign designed to sow political discord in the U.S.

An examination by social scientists revealed "surprising evidence" of a Russian campaign aimed at discrediting GMOs and influencing public opinion ...
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Talking Biotech: Mexico’s complicated relationship with GMO corn

Mexico is the center of origin for maize, and there is a substantial interest in protecting the genetic integrity of ...
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Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

Plant scientist Devang Mehta: African farmers lose 24% of their cassava crop each year on average due to the mosaic ...
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Talking Biotech: Non-agricultural debt—not GMOs—to blame for Indian farmer suicides

Environmental scientist Vaishnavi Tripuraneni: Marriage loans and health care—not seed costs—are the main drivers of debt for smallholder farmers in ...
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Talking Biotech: How do we decide whether to use gene drives?

Science and technology scholar Jennifer Kuzma: The social and political considerations of using gene drives to combat human diseases, weeds, ...
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Talking Biotech: The powerful potential—and risks—of CRISPR engineered ‘gene drives’

Evolutionary biologist Fred Gould: 'Gene drives' can be found in nature. Now, scientists want to engineer them to decrease populations ...
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Talking Biotech: Should milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GMO crops be labeled?

Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Data shows that products from animals fed genetically engineered crops are no different than those fed ...
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Talking Biotech’s best biotechnology science stories from 2017—and what to expect in 2018

Talking Biotech hosts Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli talk about their favorite stories from 2017, and what to look for ...
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Talking Biotech: A former skeptic’s struggle to bring GMO crops to Bolivia

Educator Cecilia Gonzalez: Bolivia has had to import GMO corn from Argentina due to crop failures. Insect-resistant Bt crops could ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice

The newest generation of genetically engineered crops, using CRISPR gene editing, can help farmers fight pests with only minimal changes ...
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 ...
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15 tips to better communicate about GMOs with the public

Plant pathology professor Paul Vincelli shares what social science research and his years of experience have taught him about communication ...
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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 ...
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Nebraska agronomist Don Lee, Journey of a Gene co-creator, on how genetic engineering can address crop disease

University of Nebraska's Don Lee, co-developer of 'Journey of a Gene', on how genetic engineering can address crop disease ...
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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 ...