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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? ...
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Talking Biotech: Tough questions about genetic engineering—a listener interviews Dr. Kevin Folta

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Roles are reversed on this week's podcast. Science enthusiast and blogger Gary Nolan interviews Dr. Folta ...
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Plant scientist Kevin Folta: Claims about glyphosate in orange juice are ‘brilliantly devious’

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Since 2013 the science communication community and wacky food activists learned something important — you can fill a table with creepy numbers, ...
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Talking Biotech: As demand for food rises, the world needs more plant scientists

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The world needs plant scientists. Two experts explain how you can join the field ...
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Talking Biotech: Meet the liquor store owner boycotting Smirnoff’s ‘non-GMO’ vodka

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Geneticist Mark Lawler: Despite being instrumental in the discovery of DNA’s double-helical structure, Rosalind Franklin died at the age of ...