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November 17, 2017
Agriculture

108 – Gene Editing with TALEN

November 11, 2017 0

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 have […]

Agriculture

107 – Biotechnology in Bolivia

November 4, 2017 0

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 tools.  […]

Agriculture

106 – Food Security, Biotech, NGOs and Africa

October 28, 2017 3

  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 in […]

Agriculture

105 – Biotech and Ugandan Food Security

October 21, 2017 4

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 the […]

Agriculture

096 – Biotech Regulatory Affairs

August 19, 2017 1

Regulation of new technology in food crops is important for many reasons. It is critical to ensure safety, but a robust regulatory system also shapes consumer sentiment.  Today’s guest is Dr. Robert Potter.  Dr. Potter […]

Agriculture

087 – Glyphosate Risk and the IARC Decision

June 17, 2017 1

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 has […]

Agriculture

082 – GE Crop Regulation in Uruguay

May 13, 2017 0

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, Head […]