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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: Farm Aid concert meant to support US agriculture spreads GMO, ‘factory farming’ myths

In recent years, Farm Aid's laudable effort to support US agriculture has morphed into a promotional event for organic food ...
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Podcast: Synthetic fertilizer pollution threatens our ecosystems. Are nitrogen-fixing microbes the answer?

Farmers need nitrogen fertilizer to maximize crop yields. Without it, our food supply would be nowhere near as abundant as ...
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Podcast: How ‘activist science’ behind IARC’s glyphosate assessment fuels unjustified cancer lawsuits

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a monograph concluding that glyphosate, the active ingredient in ...
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Podcast: GMO insects loose in the wild? Inside scoop on controversial Oxitec mosquito in Brazil

The tiny mosquito is a nuisance in the industrialized world, yet in developing countries it is a ruthless killer, spreading ...
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Podcast: Plagiarism, data fabrication in science threaten public health. Meet one biologist who’s fighting back

Scientific misconduct is a serious problem in academia today. High-profile examples of data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism often generate lots ...
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Podcast: GMO rice could yield affordable treatment to stem HIV in developing world

A research team developed an ingenious solution to a logistical public health problem—adding anti-HIV proteins to rice ...
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Podcast: South Australian farmers battle for access to GMO crops. Will they win?

Australia has welcomed the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops, and farmers have found particular benefit from broad acre canola ...
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Podcast: Battling hangovers with GMO bacteria

Genetically engineered microbes commonly manufacture our vitamins and amino acid supplements, but can they be supplements themselves? Zbiotics has developed ...
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Podcast: Bridging the gap between farmers and consumers on GMOs, sustainable agriculture

Agronomist and entrepreneur Robert Saik has a lifetime of experience in farming. For years, he has been a leading advocate ...
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