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Talking Biotech: Meet the liquor store owner boycotting Smirnoff’s ‘non-GMO’ vodka

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Meet Allison Nondorf, a farmer and co-owner of A&C Liquid Assets in Kansas. The liquor store refuses to sell Smirnoff's ...
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Absolut failure: Kansas farm family takes stand against fear-based non-GMO vodka marketing

Genetic Literacy Project | 
I don’t throw the word hero around very often, but in this case the cape fits. Out on the vast ...
Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Talking Biotech: How regulation threatens the future of biotechnology

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Technology is revolutionizing health care and food production. But excessive regulation slows these important developments. What does this mean for ...
Talking Biotech: How insects could make our food supply more sustainable

Talking Biotech: How insects could make our food supply more sustainable

Genetic Literacy Porject | 
Producing feed for animals we eat has led to overfishing and other environmental challenges. Feeding our livestock insects might solve ...
Talking Biotech: Mango is a vital food crop worldwide. But where did it come from?

Talking Biotech: Mango is a vital food crop worldwide. But where did it come from?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Mango is popular worldwide, but especially important in India and southeast Asia. On this episode, Emily Warschefsky and Kevin Folta ...
Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Talking Biotech: Does LaCroix sparking water really contain cockroach insecticide?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Join Kevin Folta as he tackles recent concerns that LaCroix sparkling water contains cockroach-killing insecticides ...
Beyond pesticides: Engineered crops that fertilize themselves from air

Beyond pesticides: Engineered crops that fertilize themselves from air

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Plants are surrounded by nitrogen, but it's unusable as found in the atmosphere. Scientists may be able to change that ...
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Talking Biotech: Thalidomide once caused birth defects—now it treats cancer

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The sleep medication thalidomide caused thousands of birth defects in the 1960s. But experts say it's also a powerful cancer ...
Talking Biotech: There's a worldwide vanilla shortage. Can science save our favorite food flavoring?

Talking Biotech: There’s a worldwide vanilla shortage. Can science save our favorite food flavoring?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Vanilla is the world's favorite food flavoring—but there's not enough to go around. Thankfully, scientists are developing new ways to ...
Talking Biotech: Using psychology to disarm anti-GMO activists

Talking Biotech: Using psychology to disarm anti-GMO activists

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Activists use fear to spread doubt about GMO safety. How can scientists counter this powerful debate tactic? ...
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Talking Biotech: 30-year study confirms environmental benefits of glyphosate use

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Anti-GMO activists continue to warn about the dangers of glyphosate, but 30 years of data show the controversial herbicide is ...
Talking Biotech: The Kevin Folta—Biofortified controversy: When transparency and confidentiality conflict

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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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: Artemisinin—the malaria treatment that could help prevent 400,000 deaths a year

Gentic Literacy Project | 
University of York's Dr. Ian Graham joins Kevin Folta to discuss how the plant-derived compound artemesia could help beat back ...
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Talking Biotech: Chicken is the most widely grown animal in the world, but where did this popular bird come from?

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Chicken is essential to modern agriculture, but where did it come from? Oxford University's Dr. Greger Larson explores this popular ...
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Talking Biotech: Probing the psychology of consumers who fear GMOs

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Why do consumers fear technologies that have generated an abundant food supply? Economist Dr. David Just explains how emotion influences ...
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Talking Biotech: The story of a vitamin-infused sweet potato that helped cut Africa’s infant mortality 25 percent

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The 2016 World Food Prize went to a group that coordinated the breeding, promotion and distribution of the orange-fleshed sweet ...
Talking Biotech: How barley gave us pregnancy tests, beer and helped launch an agricultural revolution

Talking Biotech: How barley gave us pregnancy tests, beer and helped launch an agricultural revolution

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Dr. Sheila Adimargono joins Kevin Folta on this week's podcast to discuss barley's role in plant domestication and the development ...
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Talking Biotech: Mark Lynas’ evolution from anti-GMO activist to GMO advocate

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Writer Mark Lynas discusses his life as an anti-GMO activist, why he changed his mind, and his new book Seeds ...
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Golden Rice misinformation: FDA debunks Michael Pollan, Independent Science News

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On May 24, 2018 the FDA approved Golden Rice for consumption in the USA, a curious move, because we will ...
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Talking Biotech: Why Irish scientist Rosalind Franklin didn’t get the credit she deserved for the discovery of the structure of DNA

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Geneticist Mark Lawler: Despite being instrumental in the discovery of DNA’s double-helical structure, Rosalind Franklin died at the age of ...
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Wheat and celiac disease: Modern breeding not to blame for gluten—but gene editing could help

Genetic Literacy Project | 
New research shows that the immune-reactive agents of modern wheat have been around a long time, and are not necessarily ...
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Talking Biotech: Is modern wheat breeding to blame for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Food scientist Senay Simsek: Gluten sensitivity is not caused by the genetic improvement of wheat varieties ...
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Talking Biotech: From non-GMO to organic, has food labeling gone too far?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Elanco's Colleen Parr Dekker: Product differentiation and marketing—not transparency and education—are why food companies adopt trendy labels ...
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Talking Biotech: Roundup Ready GMO crops made weed management ‘easy’—an agronomist’s view

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Kentucky agronomist Chad Lee: Farmers choose herbicide-tolerant GMO crops because they simplify effective weed management and enable no-till farming ...
Viewpoint: UK's Guardian again gives anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam platform to spread misinformation and fear about Roundup weedkiller

Viewpoint: UK’s Guardian again gives anti-GMO activist Carey Gillam platform to spread misinformation and fear about Roundup weedkiller

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[Carey Gillam's] second recent article in the Guardian says that the herbicide formulation Roundup is more toxic to human cells than glyphosate ...
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Talking Biotech: Can biofortified GMO soybeans help tackle vitamin A deficiency?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Plant scientist Monica Schmidt: By modifying only one gene, a new variety of soybeans has higher levels of beta-carotene than ...
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Talking Biotech: Using plants as ‘biofactories’ for vaccines, biofuels and more

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Plant biologist Beth Hood: Scientists are genetically modifying plants to produce ingredients for a variety of important industrial and therapeutic ...
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Podcast: How anti-GMO activists used ‘fake news’ to attack University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta

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In this episode, [Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter] talk to Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department ...