Meat on grill

Ep 85: How Paleolithic is the Paleo Diet? What did our Ancestors Eat Anyways? – with guest Dr. Briana Pobiner

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There’s a lot of opinions about the current Paleo diet. Some proponents say eat what our ancestors ate – meat, veggies, fruit, nuts. But what about things like lentils? Beans? Milk or wheat? Are those allowed in the Paleo diet? There are differing opinions. How do we really know what our ancestors ate? Stomachs don’t […]

Ep 77: Yes, It’s Possible To Feed The World – with guest Prof. Dieter Gerten

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More than one million people live in poverty in this world, and many of those are malnourished.  Meanwhile, the population of the world keeps increasing.  Simply cutting down forests to make more farmland is not the solution to feed the world = as deforestation leads to increasing climate change and more and more species going […]

agriculture in Africa

Ep 54: Transforming Agriculture in Africa: with guest Samantha Salimu

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Agriculture in Africa has its share of challenges. Sometimes it’s the drought, other times, it’s soil quality. Things like climate change and unpredictable rainfall has made things worse.   However, it’s possible that agriculture in Africa can be revolutionized through the use of technology. From drones used to monitor farms to apps on cell phones, farmers are […]

GMOs in the developing world

Ep 52: To GM or not to GM: GMOs in a Changing World – with guest Dr. Sarah Evanega

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I’m sure you heard about the debate, and you probably have an opinion about it.  Should genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, be part of our food supply?  Have you ever refused to buy a product because it was labeled “Partially produced with genetic engineering”?  What exactly does GM mean?  What is the benefit of GMOs […]

Zombees

Ep. 34: Zombees! A Halloween Episode – with guest Dr. John Hafernik

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One day a few years ago, zombees were discovered in San Francisco. No, not zombies.  No brains were eaten, or undead reanimated.  We’re talking about zombees.  This is an affliction currently affecting honeybees in North America.  These bees have their bodies hijacked by a parasite that slowly eats them from the inside out.  As these […]

Food In Space

Ep. 27: A Slice of Life – with guests Sebastian Marcu and Neil Jaschinski

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Being an astronaut is pretty glamorous – except when it comes to the food.  Food in space isn’t very palatable.  There are many hazards and dangers created by the space environment that put constraints on what astronauts  can eat.  Food needs to be preserved properly.  It is hard to heat up, and sometimes the astronauts […]