Tweet The representation of crop biotechnology in film has been an asymmetrical assault on science and reason. Food Evolution breaks that trend. The film tells several stories of biotech applications, where “GMO” crops are the [...]
Tweet Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been used as a non-selective (kills all plants) herbicide since 1970. It blocks a necessary step in plant metabolism and the plant dies, yet it [...]
Tweet The documentary space is filled with disparaging films about food science, including those that target biotechnology. Many of these films feature artistic flair, and tell a compelling story through the lens of the camera– [...]
Tweet Forests are under many threats, from new pests and pathogens, to invasive trees, to climate. The advancement of these traits by far exceeds the natural response of trees to acclimate, and outpaces the efforts [...]
Tweet While the technologies of genetic engineering are quite commonplace, it was not always the case. The scientists that blazed the trail hold tremendous history, and it is good to visit with them to understand [...]
The safe and powerful technologies of genetic engineering have had tremendous impacts in agriculture and medicine. However, future innovation and deployment of beneficial technologies are slowed by a lack of understanding and insufficient science communication efforts. This podcast is presented to help connect the public to current science and technology, and help scientists share the stories of how science can help our farmers, industrialized world consumers, the environment, and the Developing World. The hope is that this resource can entertain and explain how new tools can improve food security, reduce poverty, and improve agricultural and medical practices.
This podcast and website are produced and funded by Kevin Folta.