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Kevin Folta’s Episodes

University of Florida plant geneticist Kevin Folta launched Talking Biotech in 2015. Folta debunks myths about modern farming techniques and teaches consumers how the powerful tools of biotechnology are revolutionizing farming and medicine. Full bio
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Podcast: Has sickle cell disease met its match in CRISPR gene editing?

Dr. Brenda Eustace, director of discovery research at Vertex, joins plant geneticist Kevin Folta to discuss this promising treatment ...
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Podcast: How nano bar codes made with probiotics are used to protect product consistency and safety

Products move from producer to consumer through complicated networks called supply chains. These routes of custody involve many people and ...
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Podcast: Battle to conquer HIV with biotechnology is on. How much progress have we made?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is to blame for one of the worst public health crises the world has ever ...
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Podcast: Bt eggplant in Bangladesh—the GMO crop that boosted farmer profits 6-fold

Subsistence farmers in Bangladesh make a living by growing, harvesting and selling brinjal, or the fruit westerners know as eggplant ...
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Podcast: Biologist Rob Wager takes on anti-GMO scientists at 1st International Conference on Agroecology

Economic growth fueled by market reforms has cut poverty in the developing world drastically over the last 30 years. But ...
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Podcast: Could domesticated bacteria help break our dependence on fossil fuels?

Microbes surround us and enhance our lives in almost innumerable ways. These helpful micro-machines catalyze key reactions required to produce ...
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Podcast: CRISPR immunizes pigs against PRRS—deadly viral disease that costs $600 million annually

Christine Burkard, assistant professor of infection and immunity at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, says her team has devised a ...
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Podcast: More fearful of crop losses than jail, Indian farmers grow illegal GMO Bt eggplant

While Indian farmers have benefited tremendously from growing insect-resistant GMO cotton, the government has outlawed the cultivation of genetically engineered ...
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Podcast: Glyphosate-tainted breakfast? Plant geneticist Kevin Folta debunks fear-based CBS Roundup report

Does the network get it right? Not even close, says Folta ...
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