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Technology in Agriculture and Medicine for People and a Planet

Technology in Agriculture and Medicine for People and a Planet
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Technology in Agriculture and Medicine for People and a Planet

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English


Episodes

216 – Bacteria Fixing Nitrogen in Plants

12/7/2019
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Nitrogen is essential for crop growth. That reality has led to intensive crop fertilization using nitrogen fixed through the Haber-Bosch process, which has energy costs in production and transport. At the same time there are [...]

Duration:00:25:23

215 – The GE Crop Ban in South Australia

11/30/2019
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While the country of Australia has been growing genetically-engineered crops for over 15 years, the state of South Australia has banned their use. This moratorium has been in place since 2004, and requires farmers to [...]

Duration:00:38:29

214 – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

11/23/2019
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The genomics era has generated tremendous data sets, yet the information they reveal is limited by the human biases that search them. Are there ways to examine complex data sets for hidden patterns that can [...]

Duration:00:26:11

213 – Egg Production and GE Ethics

11/16/2019
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There is an unfortunate side to egg production. Only female chickens produce eggs, so layers are selected at hatching. Chicks are sexed with a vent inspection. Females are kept for egg production. Males live a [...]

Duration:00:27:51

212 – Food Bullying

11/9/2019
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Michele Payn is a much sought after speaker, author and podcast host. She has introduced the third book in her trilogy, this one about the phenomenon of others taking issue with someone’s food choices. The [...]

Duration:00:33:25

211 – CAR-T Cells: Engineered to Attack Cancer

11/2/2019
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Can we use genetic engineering to help the body’s immune system target cancer cells? This is exactly what happens with CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell therapy. CAR-T cells are T-cells, immune cells of the body [...]

Duration:00:22:28

210 – Impossible Burgers and Biotechnology

10/26/2019
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The Impossible Burger is meat alternative that gets its meat-like qualities from a combination of plant-based ingredients, plus “meatiness” from a biotech-derived product. There is a lot of discussion about the product, and the internet [...]

Duration:00:33:11

209 – Edible Cotton Seed

10/19/2019
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Cotton production is massive, but mostly used for fiber. The cotton seed is a tremendous potential resource as it contains high amounts of oil and high-quality protein. However, the seeds are not directly edible by [...]

Duration:00:30:33

208 – Farm Aid: Anti Biotech and Farmer Choice?

10/12/2019
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The Farm Babe Michelle Miller is a farmer, speaker, columnist and blogger that advocates for agricultural producers, and seeks to better connect consumers to agricultural reality. She recently attended Farm Aid, the annual concert event [...]

Duration:00:20:26

207 – Engineered Microbes to Fix Nitrogen

10/5/2019
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Nitrogen is a reality of growing plants, and must be supplied to maximize crop yields. At the same time our atmosphere is >70% nitrogen that is not usable by plants in its atmospheric form. Humans [...]

Duration:00:37:19

206 – The Ugly Politics of Glyphosate Litigation

9/28/2019
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Dr. David Zaruk has become the foremost authority on the questionable practices within the IARC and their decision-making process. Over the last several years he has taken a key point position in interpreting the [...]

Duration:00:45:08

205 – Mosquito Biotech Solutions – Getting the Story Straight

9/21/2019
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The tiny mosquito is a nuisance in the industrialized world, yet around the world it is a ruthless killer, spreading blood-borne diseases that bring about pain and suffering, particularly in developing nations. In many regions [...]

Duration:00:32:11

204 – Plagiarism and Image Manipulation in Scientific Pubilcation

9/14/2019
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Dr. Elisabeth Bik is a hero. Classically trained with plenty of lab-bench expertise, today she patrols the best scientific literature in search for plagiarism and image manipulation. Her expert eye identifies manipulated images in our [...]

Duration:00:34:05

203 – An HIV Preventative in GE Rice

9/7/2019
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While HIV incidence has remained stable in the industrialized world, the virus is still transmitted in the Developing World. The development of methods of prophylaxis are critical to disease containment, yet moving products into affected [...]

Duration:00:22:48

202 – Supporting Farmer Choice in South Australia

8/31/2019
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Australia has welcomed the use of genetically engineered crops, and farmers have found particular benefit from broad acre canola and cotton cultivation. However, the benefits were not realized by some states because of local moratoriums [...]

Duration:00:19:10

201 – A Bioengineered Hangover Helper?

8/24/2019
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Genetically engineered microbes commonly manufacture our vitamins and amino acid supplements, but can they be supplements themselves? Zbiotics has developed genetically engineered bacteria that may help to metabolize the residues of alcohol consumption, altering the [...]

Duration:00:26:45

200 – Food 5.0 -How We Feed the Future

8/17/2019
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Robert Saik is an agronomist and entrepreneur with a lifetime of experience in farming. For years he has been a leading advocate for farmers, and a passionate voice promoting the newest technologies, whether they are [...]

Duration:00:44:03

199 — Gene Editing and Sickle Cell Disease

8/10/2019
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Sickle cell disease is an inherited condition that predominantly affects people of African descent. The disease results in chronic pain and early death, and is caused by a misfolding of oxygen-toting hemoglobin, a central protein [...]

Duration:00:22:56

198 – Nano Bar Codes and Product Fidelity

8/3/2019
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Products move from producer to consumer through complicated networks called supply chains. These routes of custody involve many people and organizations, and oftentimes cross international borders. All of these product touch-points are opportunity for contamination [...]

Duration:00:31:59

197 – Citrus Greening Disease Update

7/27/2019
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What is the current state of the devastating citrus greening disease, Huanglongbing (HLB). Dr. Jude Grosser from the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center discusses the current state of the disease, the current [...]

Duration:00:40:08