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October 19, 2017
Agriculture

100 – Kevin Folta’s Research and SciComm

September 16, 2017 0

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.  They […]

Agriculture

088 — Food Evolution, the Movie

June 21, 2017 0

The representation of crop biotechnology in film has been an asymmetrical assault on science and reason.  Food Evolution breaks that trend. The film tells several stories of biotech applications, where “GMO” crops are the centers […]

Communication

086 – “Know GMO” the Movie

June 10, 2017 0

The documentary space is filled with disparaging films about food science, including those that target biotechnology.  Many of these films feature artistic flair, and tell a compelling story through the lens of the camera– even […]

Communication

064 – Communicating Effectively with Critics

January 7, 2017 3

When we discuss new technology with the public, there is inevitable fear and push back with at least a fraction of those we are trying to reach. How we address this is critical to our own […]

Communication

063 Effective Science Communication in 2017

December 24, 2016 0

I’ll always remember 2016 as an eclectic mix of hell and success.  We learned a lot about how to engage the public and got lots of practice.  We took a lot of heat, suffered lots of […]

Agriculture

039 What a Plant Knows

June 4, 2016 1

  It is so wonderful to share the time with Prof. Danny Chamovitz.  He’s an accomplished researcher, a successful Dean, and leader in Israel’s agricultural research enterprise.  He discusses his book, What a Plant Knows […]

Agriculture

018 Insecticides, Herbicides, Organic and Conventional Ag

September 26, 2015 1

The topic of “pesticides” is the new frontier in the opposition to agricultural biotechnology.  Opponents of the technology blame new genetic improvement methods for perceived increases in chemical controls for plant, animal and fungal pests. […]

Agriculture

005 Talking Biotech in Washington DC

July 2, 2015 1

This week’s Talking Biotech discusses a recent trek to Washington DC, where Kevin Folta, Chris Barbey and Alejandra Abril Guevara answered questions for the US House Science, Technology and Space Committee.  The three has a […]