Kevin Folta

#188 – Plant Whispering and Random DNA with Prof Kevin Folta

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

It finally happened! We spoke with Kevin Folta about his research. Professor Folta (if you want to be formal) works on plants and how they work out their environment, they call this plant whispering. By changing the light Kevin and his team can ‘tell’ plants things. His group has also began to work on a very interesting project. By using random DNA sequences they have shown a range of new proteins that have cool effects on plants. As a biologist I would think this wouldn’t [...]

#181 – PETA Targeting Scientists

September 17, 2017 // 2 Comments

This week the nerds are joined by Kevin Folta once again he has recently being spreading awareness of PETA’s latest campaign of harassment. Dr Christine Lattin is a postdoc researcher at Yale, her work focuses on how stress can effect behaviour in birds. She is also trying to develop new methods to reduce having to kill these birds. PETA have decided that anyone working with live animals should be targeted for harassment. PETA members have surrounded venues where Dr Lattin is talking and [...]

#094 – FOIA to Attack a Scientist

September 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Myles and James are joined once again by Kevin Folta to talk about the outcome from the FOIA requests. Kevin is being accused of being in the pocket of Big Agro for having a fund allowing him to engage the public about what the science actually says. Find more about Kevin here: http://www.talkingbiotechpodcast.com/ https://twitter.com/kevinfolta?lang=en [...]