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The modern technologies in medicinal and agricultural biotechnology are powerful tools that can address a wide range of problems. From improved plants, animals and microbes, the technologies known as genetic engineering (familiarly "GMOs") are mostly misunderstood and oftentimes maligned. These technologies are well regarded by scientists, yet approached skeptically by a concerned public. The disparity has been conjured by prevalent misinformation on the internet and in activist literature and documentaries. At the same time farmers and scientists have not been good communicators about what the technology is, and isn't.



The Talking Biotech Podcast is a weekly podcast that provides science-based discussion on current topics. The discussion is led by Dr. Kevin Folta, a professor with training in these areas and familiarity with the scholarly literature. Guest will describe current issues in biotechnology, twitter-based questions are answered, and there is a segment dedicated to plant genetic improvement from domestication through today's breeding efforts.



The podcast is geared to anyone wishing to know more about biotechnology, its risks and benefits, and how it can be used to help farmers, the needy, consumers and the environment.

Talking Biotech Podcast Kevin M. Folta; Paul Vincelli

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    • 5.0, 180 Ratings

The modern technologies in medicinal and agricultural biotechnology are powerful tools that can address a wide range of problems. From improved plants, animals and microbes, the technologies known as genetic engineering (familiarly "GMOs") are mostly misunderstood and oftentimes maligned. These technologies are well regarded by scientists, yet approached skeptically by a concerned public. The disparity has been conjured by prevalent misinformation on the internet and in activist literature and documentaries. At the same time farmers and scientists have not been good communicators about what the technology is, and isn't.



The Talking Biotech Podcast is a weekly podcast that provides science-based discussion on current topics. The discussion is led by Dr. Kevin Folta, a professor with training in these areas and familiarity with the scholarly literature. Guest will describe current issues in biotechnology, twitter-based questions are answered, and there is a segment dedicated to plant genetic improvement from domestication through today's breeding efforts.



The podcast is geared to anyone wishing to know more about biotechnology, its risks and benefits, and how it can be used to help farmers, the needy, consumers and the environment.

Customer Reviews

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180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Eduardo021 ,

Amazing work!

Dr. Kevin Folta's biotech podcast is truly one of a kind. He speaks on all issues small and large regarding biotechnogly from the actual molecular mechanisms of new innovations to the social problems that come with with them. Perfect for anybody, but especially helpful, educational and entertaining for a young aspiring scientist in college, like myself.

Paul Ott ,

Information for everyone

Talking Biotech has a rich selection of guests and Kevin does a great job asking questions so those of us who do not work in the biotech field can understand the purpose and details of the guest's work. I'm looking forward to next week's episode!

christianmingles ,

Thanks

So thankful for this podcast. Helps me see through all the hippy nonsense

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