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Podcast: Where blackberries came from—and how genetics made them so delicious

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Blackberries are a popular, healthy fruit consumed by people all over the world. Over the last century, significant progress has ...
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Podcast: Could a benign virus save Florida’s devastated orange industry from citrus greening disease?

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Huanglongbing, or HLB, is the Chinese term for the Yellow Dragon Disease–usually referred to as citrus greening.  The disease first ...
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Podcast: Why do we like sweet foods? How taste and smell color our sense of the world

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University of Florida researcher Linda Bartoshuk has been recognized as an expert on interactions between smell, taste and psychology for ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Kevin Folta responds after anti-biotech social media attacks led to his exclusion from Florida gardening event

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Recently, University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta was invited to present a series of lectures at a seed saving ...
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Podcast: GMO insect-resistant cowpea helps Africa combat destructive pests without chemicals

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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

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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

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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

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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: Plant geneticist Kevin Folta explains how to combat consumer fear of GMOs

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Dr. Kevin Folta discusses science communication (the communication of science-related topics to non-experts). Part of his work is helping people ...
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Podcast: GMO AquAdvantage salmon headed for US grocery stores after 15 years of regulatory review

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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’

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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

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Three graduate students highlight their efforts to breed disease-resistant crops and teach science to consumers ...
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Whispering down the ‘fake news’ lane targeting conventional farming: No, Lou Gehrig’s Disease not caused by pesticides spread by chemical-spraying airplanes

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Is it sensationalism to get traffic, lazy reporting -- or intentional misrepresentation of facts? ...
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Neutralizing toxic military explosives with GMO plants

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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?

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A skeptical look at the latest glyphosate-cancer study reveals critical errors ...
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Plant geneticist Kevin Folta: University of California-San Francisco teams with anti-biotech activists attacking independent scientists

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The University of California at San Francisco has compiled a database of documents claimed to shine a bright light on ...
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Talking Biotech: Ethos Chocolate—the pro-GMO candy brand winning over biotech skeptics

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Ethos chocolate hypes its use of GMO ingredients to promote crop biotechnology ...
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Talking Biotech: How AAAS, world’s largest science organization, promoted ‘data-less conspiracy’ linking glyphosate to kidney disease

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There is no evidence that glyphosate causes kidney disease. Why does the AAAS say otherwise? ...
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AAAS fumble? Prestigious scientists’ organization endorses ‘data-less’ study suggesting links between glyphosate and kidney disease in Sri Lanka

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I humbly ask this question.  What am I missing? I just read the press release from the AAAS about the 2019 Scientific ...
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Talking Biotech: Recruiting bees as soldiers in the war on plant pests

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The company Bee Vectoring Technologies uses bees to control deadly plant pests ...
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New vectoring technology turns bees into soldiers in the war against plant pests

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Bees are being armed as soldiers in the war on plant pests, leading the charge toward sustainable farming. Farming is ...
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Talking Biotech: Regulating gene-edited animals as drugs will stifle food innovation

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Animal gene editing could revolutionize food production. But FDA regulation stands in the way ...
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Talking Biotech: Extreme GMO skeptics know the least about genetics—how should science communicators respond?

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People most opposed to GMOs know little about them. How does this impact science communication? ...
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Talking Biotech: Genetic engineering could protect at-risk forests—but regulation blocks progress

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Changing climates and pathogens threaten forests. Biotechnology could help, if regulators get out of the way ...
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Talking Biotech: Turning GMO plants into carcinogen-catching air filters

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Could GMO houseplants purify the air in our homes? ...
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Talking Biotech: Environmentalist Erin Brockovich is wrong about Monsanto, glyphosate and cancer

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Famous environmental advocate Erin Brockovich says glyphosate causes cancer. Here's why she's wrong ...
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Podcast: Jon Entine, Kevin Folta, Perry Hackett on how gene editing could dampen the partisan GMO divide

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How do you win over people who view crop biotechnology and corporate influence as threats? One answer may be gene ...
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Talking Biotech: How do we get consumers to think like scientists?

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Thomas Zinnen and Kevin Folta tackle a perennial question: How do you communicate science to a hostile audience? ...