Rob Reid – the Dark Side of Gene Editing and Synthetic Biology

The Kevin Rose Show | 20 June 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rob Reid. Backgrounds the promise of synthetic biology and gene editing before reviewing the risks of a doomsday bug wiping out humanity – and suggests that it’s time to take this danger seriously.

The Most Interesting Fruit in the World

Freakonomics Radio | 18 April 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
The banana is the most popular fruit in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the production efficiencies that made it cheap have also made it vulnerable to a deadly fungus that may wipe out the one variety most of us eat. Scientists have a way to save it – but will Big Banana and public opinion on GMOs let them?

Mark Lynas: How We Got it Wrong on GMOs

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 9 June 2018 | 0h 24m | Listen Later 
Interview with science writer Mark Lynas about his book Seeds of Science: Why We Got it So Wrong on GMOs. Lynas used to be an anti-GMO activist but now thinks we got it wrong on genetically modified organisms and that our fear of GMOs is irrational.