May 23, 2017
  • Agriculture

    083 – Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Tweet In the race to feed 10 billion people by 2050 some agricultural production will shift to where people live.  The idea of vertical farms or repurposing urban space for agriculture is becoming increasingly feasible, [...]
  • Agriculture

    082 – GE Crop Regulation in Uruguay

    Tweet Uruguay is a major producer of soy and corn from genetically engineered seeds, with over 2.5 million acres in production.  Dr. Paul Vincelli talks about the regulatory framework in Uruguay with Dr. Alejandra Ferenczi, [...]
  • Agriculture

    81 – Potatoes; Past, Present and Future

    Tweet In the industrialized world the potato is defined as one of a few varieties of tuber crops.  But there is tremendous diversity available to be exploited, and potato breeders are folding that into modern [...]
  • Agriculture

    80 – Sweet Potato, Nature’s GMO

    Tweet The sweet potato has special seasonal or fast-food application in the industrialized world, but in many parts of the world it is an important part of the daily diet.  The sweet potato is botanically [...]
  • Communication

    079 – Technology and Society

    Tweet The issues of biotechnology benefit from examination from social scientists.  There are scientists that help define the social reaction to science and the way that scientists need to communicate issues in technology.  Dr. Matthew Harsh [...]

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