May 26, 2017

025 — Beautiful GMOs and the Not-So-Dirty Dozen

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In today’s Talking Biotech Podcast the first guest is Keira Havens.   She’s the CEO of Revolution Bio, a company turned non-profit that is interested in using the power of plants to introduce the public to the power of genetic engineering.  They have found good public support for genetically engineered flowers, and hope that this technology is a gateway to a broader understanding of the technology.  In part two, Dr. Natalia Peres talks about the EWG’s Dirty Dozen, especially as the concept applies to strawberries.  Strawberries are EWG’s #3 “dirty” fruit on their agenda, and Dr. Peres tells the facts about the pesticides used and their relative risks.  Spoiler alert– your strawberries are safe, right out of the field!

Revolution Bioengineering = @revolutionbio

Natalia Peres, strawberry pathologist 

 

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