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November 17, 2017
  • Agriculture

    108 – Gene Editing with TALEN

    Tweet Gene editing has been the center of attention, affecting everything from plants, to mushrooms, to livestock, to human medicine. However, when we discuss gene editing we typically describe the CRISPR Cas9 system.  Such tools [...]
  • Agriculture

    107 – Biotechnology in Bolivia

    Tweet Bolivia shares farming similarities with other South American countries.  They have diverse land races and native crops that they wish to preserve. At the same time some wish to take advantage of modern genetic [...]
  • Agriculture

    106 – Food Security, Biotech, NGOs and Africa

    Tweet   In today’s podcast we speak with science journalist and author Mark Lynas.  Mark has been a central figure in the discussion of biotechnology, particularly in regard to its role in ensuring food security [...]
  • Agriculture

    105 – Biotech and Ugandan Food Security

    Tweet Uganda is at an interesting precipice.  They have invested in biotech solutions to solve problems in their central food staples, namely the matooke.  The matooke is a starchy banana, and while a cornerstone of [...]
  • Agriculture

    104 – Postharvest Solutions in Food Security

    Tweet Simple solutions can sometimes have tremendous impacts.  In this episode Bret Rierson from the World Food Programme discusses a solution to enhancing food security in Africa and around the world.  Most African farmers are [...]

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Talking Biotech Podcast

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.

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