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September 25, 2017
  • Agriculture

    101 – Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moth

    Tweet The diamonback moth is a formidable agricultural pest, causing tremendous losses on farms and requiring significant cultural and chemical-based management on both conventional and organic farms.  Dr. Tony Shelton has studied the diamonback moth [...]
  • Agriculture

    100 – Kevin Folta’s Research and SciComm

    Tweet Any podcast’s 100th episode is reason to celebrate.  In Talking Biotech’s 100th episode Chris Barbey interviews its originator, Dr. Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida.  [...]
  • Agriculture

    099 – Glyphosate and Human Health

    Tweet The herbicide glyphosate has been used for over 40 years and is a relatively safe and effective method to control weeds on the farm, in municipal areas and around the home.  It has been [...]
  • Animals

    098 – Domestication and Radiation of Cats

    Tweet Modern cats are a lot like their wild counterparts, with specific traits that were gained through domestication.  Prof. Eva-Maria Geigl is a paleo-geneticist who examines ancient DNA sequences from mummified cat remains, and has [...]

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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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