Kevin M. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida, he has been active as a science communicator especially relating to biotechnology, he operates and hosts the Talking Biotech podcast which is billed as a science-based assessment of new technology and the future of food, in which he interviews agriculture scientists and experts in the fields of science and communication to discuss the genetic improvement of plants, animals and microbes and other issues in biotechnology.
One of the major failures of addressing the COVID19 pandemic is the breakdown of testing.  The NFL and White House were able to  maintain business as usual because of daily, accurate testing. When the disease [...] The post 281 – COVID19 Testing and Personal Cancer Screenings first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.
Dr. Patrick Moore was a founding member of Greenpeace. In the years past its inception he worked tirelessly on ecological issues. Over time, he saw the group’s positions as less than scientific, leading to his [...] The post 280 – Greenpeace Beginnings, and Golden Rice first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.
  Bananas and other tropical crops have tremendous value, not just to farmers in the Developing World, but also as products that are enjoyed widely in highly industrialized nations.  However, crops like bananas and coffee [...] The post 279 – New Technology to Save Bananas first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.
Radiation is a natural energy that constantly bombards us.  At the same time we have harnessed its power for medical imaging, therapeutics, energy and warfare.  Collateral damage from radiation exposure, even in critical therapeutic contexts, [...] The post 278 – Gene Editing and Recovery from Radiation first appeared on Talking Biotech Podcast.
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Gainesville, FL, USA
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