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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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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 ...

Talking Biotech: Winning the disease resistance ‘arms race’ against plant pathogens to ensure food security

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The disease resistance arms race between plants and pathogens continues. But scientists have entered this war on the side of ...

Talking Biotech: How scientists outsmart cancer-causing fungi that threaten our food supply

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Alfatoxins are a significant threat to human health and world food security. They are naturally-occurring toxic compounds produced by the ...

Talking Biotech: Disturbing new details on Putin’s anti-GMO propaganda campaign designed to sow political discord in the U.S.

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An examination by social scientists revealed "surprising evidence" of a Russian campaign aimed at discrediting GMOs and influencing public opinion ...

Talking Biotech: Mexico’s complicated relationship with GMO corn

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Mexico is the center of origin for maize, and there is a substantial interest in protecting the genetic integrity of ...

Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

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Plant scientist Devang Mehta: African farmers lose 24% of their cassava crop each year on average due to the mosaic ...
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Talking Biotech: Non-agricultural debt—not GMOs—to blame for Indian farmer suicides

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Environmental scientist Vaishnavi Tripuraneni: Marriage loans and health care—not seed costs—are the main drivers of debt for smallholder farmers in ...
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Talking Biotech: How do we decide whether to use gene drives?

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Science and technology scholar Jennifer Kuzma: The social and political considerations of using gene drives to combat human diseases, weeds, ...
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Talking Biotech: The powerful potential—and risks—of CRISPR engineered ‘gene drives’

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Evolutionary biologist Fred Gould: 'Gene drives' can be found in nature. Now, scientists want to engineer them to decrease populations ...
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Talking Biotech: Should milk, meat and eggs from animals fed GMO crops be labeled?

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Geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam: Data shows that products from animals fed genetically engineered crops are no different than those fed ...

Talking Biotech’s best biotechnology science stories from 2017—and what to expect in 2018

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Talking Biotech hosts Kevin Folta and Paul Vincelli talk about their favorite stories from 2017, and what to look for ...
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Talking Biotech: How will agricultural-biotech seed company mergers impact farmers and sustainability?

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French researcher Sylvie Bonny: Some worry that corporate consolidation will raise seed prices and hurt farmers, while others believe mergers ...
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Talking Biotech: A former skeptic’s struggle to bring GMO crops to Bolivia

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Educator Cecilia Gonzalez: Bolivia has had to import GMO corn from Argentina due to crop failures. Insect-resistant Bt crops could ...
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Crops and chemicals: What does the future hold for GMOs and pesticides?

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[Editor's note: The following is a Q&A with Paul Vincelli, a plant pathology professor at the University of Kentucky.] Farmers are ...
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Talking Biotech: Is genetic engineering the best way to resuscitate the American chestnut from blight?

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Plant biologist Jared Westbrook: 4 billion American chestnut trees have died because of blight in the 20th century. Now, there ...
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When genetic engineering is the environmentally friendly choice

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The newest generation of genetically engineered crops, using CRISPR gene editing, can help farmers fight pests with only minimal changes ...

15 tips to better communicate about GMOs with the public

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Plant pathology professor Paul Vincelli shares what social science research and his years of experience have taught him about communication ...
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Should University Agricultural Research Scientists Partner With Industry?

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Studies show research on GE crops is not significantly influenced by conflicts of Interest. However, it is important to remain ...
Talking Biotech: Fred Gould, chair of National Academies of Sciences GMO report, reaffirms safety of biotech crops

Talking Biotech: Fred Gould, chair of National Academies of Sciences GMO report, reaffirms safety of biotech crops

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Fred Gould, chair of National Academies of Science review of biotech crops, reaffirms GMO safety and sustainability ...
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Talking Biotech: How plants can be tweaked to ‘naturally’ fight disease

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University of East Anglia's Jonathan Jones on how plants can be genetically modified to naturally fight diseases ...
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Talking Biotech: Kentucky’s Paul Vincelli, Florida’s Kevin Folta: Drop ‘GMO’ to improve public discourse on biotech

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Kentucky's Paul Vincelli, Florida's Kevin Folta: Drop 'GMO' to improve public discourse on biotech ...
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Talking Biotech: Kentucky plant scientist Mark A. Williams on how organic, conventional farming can work together to promote sustainability

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GreenGenes: Kentucky’s Mark A. Williams on organic and conventional farming working together to promote sustainability ...
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What are the benefits and concerns about GMOs?

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As the population increases, there is an ever-greater need for increases in crop yields on the same amount of land ...
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Nebraska agronomist Don Lee, Journey of a Gene co-creator, on how genetic engineering can address crop disease

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University of Nebraska's Don Lee, co-developer of 'Journey of a Gene', on how genetic engineering can address crop disease ...
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Talking Biotech: University of Kentucky’s Paul Vincelli on rethinking public outreach on hot-button science issues

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University of Kentucky's Paul Vincelli on communicating hot-button science issues with the public ...
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Biotech researchers concerned FOIA requests could chill public outreach

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Publicly funded researchers have become integrated into public relations and lobbying efforts by both agricultural biotechnology and organic companies, according ...
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