August 17, 2017
Food

093 – Ben and Jerry’s Roundup

July 29, 2017 2

A story exploded in the New York Times claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and a potent herbicide, was detected in 10/11 flavors of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  The anti-biotech universe propagated the […]

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

076 – Transgene Flow

April 1, 2017 0

This week’s podcast is an important discussion, a cautionary tale of what can happen when genetically-engineered crops are introduced to the environment.  Circumstances may lead to release of the transgene into sexually compatible wild plants, […]

Agriculture

052 — 17 Questions About Glyphosate

September 24, 2016 10

  Talking Biotech #52 visits with Iida Ruishalme, cell biologist, author and blogger.  Iida is a trained scientist that writes the blog Thoughtscapism.  Recently she published a comprehensive assessment of the frequently-asked questions regarding the […]

Agriculture

051 Weed Killer in Vaccines?

September 17, 2016 13

Today’s episode is born of frustration.  Fear-mongering non-experts are abusing improper interpretations from an available herbicide detection kit to make claims that herbicides are now found in vaccines.  Namely, they seek to find glyphosate, the […]

Agriculture

030 Glyphosate in Breast Milk and Wine?

April 3, 2016 4

Recent unpublished reports are popping up on the internet that suggest that the herbicide glyphosate is showing up at dangerous levels in a variety of places.  These range from breast milk, to beer, to wine, […]

Agriculture

027 Cherry Domestication and Breeding, Herbicide Beer?

March 12, 2016 0

Cherries are a perennial favorite fruit.  However, they are a tree, so their genetic improvement is slow.  Episode 27 features Dr. Amy Iezzoni, as she discusses cherry genetic origins and efforts to improve cherry through […]

Communication

019 The SciBabe Talks Toxins; Your Questions Answered

October 3, 2015 2

Today chemophobia rules supreme.  From fast-food establishments to farming critics, everyone seems to be an expert, except the experts! Talking Biotech #19 features The SciBabe, Yvette d’Entremont (@TheSciBabe).  She has experience in the chemical industries […]

Agriculture

006 Misrepresenting Real Science; Carrots- Past and Future

July 4, 2015 8

  Several trends are present in the anti-ag-biotech literature.  First, many papers are poorly done, present opinion without data, or overstep the data accumulated. These papers appear in low-impact journals, oftentimes without peer review, and […]