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Kevin M. Folta
Talking Biotech Podcast
Talking Biotech is a weekly podcast that uncovers the stories, ideas and research of people at the frontier of biology and engineering. Each episode explores how science and technology will transform agriculture, protect the environment, and feed 10 billion people by 2050. Interviews are led by Dr. Kevin Folta, a professor of molecular biology and genomics.
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4.9 stars from 324 ratings
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the e-mails show that Folta did receive an unrestricted US$25,000 grant last year from Monsanto, which noted that the money “may be used at your discretion in support of your research and outreach projects”. Folta says that the funds are earmarked for a proposed University of Florida programme on...Read full review »
johnburstleton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/22
This is a fantastic podcast that looks at a broad array of biotech topics ranging from medicine, genetics, agriculture, conservation, and many more. The conversations start at a high enough level to be of value to laymen and non experts but also drill down to specifics that can be deeply...Read full review »
blankenstein9191 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/22
Fascinating show
This is a great podcast with a lot of really fascinating episodes. I have to admit that I’ve been on the fence about GMOs but Kevin Folta has really challenged me to think more clearly about this issue.
rmatuz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/22
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