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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: GMO insect-resistant cowpea helps Africa combat destructive pests without chemicals

Cowpea is a critical crop in Western Africa. It is consumed by millions of people daily and provides important nitrogen ...
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Podcast: Synthetic ‘light switch’ boosts photosynthesis to increase crop yields

One of the limiting factors in photosynthesis is the plant’s ability to take up carbon dioxide to assimilate into carbohydrates ...
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Podcast: How a bad night’s sleep can damage your DNA

On this episode of Talking Biotech, University of Florida researchers Kevin Folta and Brady Holmer tackle two pressing questions in ...
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Podcast: Healthier cooking oil from biotech soybeans helps battle heart disease, diabetes

Soybeans produce abundant cooking oil,  popular with both consumers and the food service industry. However, soybean oil isn't always the ...
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Podcast: GMO AquAdvantage salmon headed for US grocery stores after 15 years of regulatory review

When the transgenic AquAdvantage salmon was first developed in 1989, the goal was simple: engineer a fast-growing fish that required ...
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Podcast: Anthony Warner, ‘The Angry Chef,’ debunks fad diets and popular food ‘pseudoscience’

Anthony Warner is known as The Angry Chef, achieving notoriety for critically analyzing the social movements that pop up around ...
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Tomorrow’s scientists developing CRISPR-edited crops to boost sustainable farming

Three graduate students highlight their efforts to breed disease-resistant crops and teach science to consumers ...
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Neutralizing toxic military explosives with GMO plants

Military preparedness means testing ammunition in controlled field trials, as well as decommissioning obsolete weaponry. The result is a significant ...
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Talking Biotech: Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat debunks flawed glyphosate-cancer meta-analysis. Were the mistakes deliberate?

A skeptical look at the latest glyphosate-cancer study reveals critical errors ...
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