A no B.S. attitude towards making the world healthier, delving into the minds of world class scientists, performers and researchers, busting nutritional myths and simplifying your life in a sea of information overload. We produce premium quality food products and distill science to provide you with information that actually works. Take care of your health amidst the current health catastrophe. This podcast is self-sponsored by Ketogeek only and not for the faint of hearts! Website: www.ketogeek.com Shop & Support: https://ketogeek.com/collections
United States
60 episodes
since April 22, 2017
explicit content


In this informative episode, we discuss why we have many discrepancies and issues between science and the public interpretation of science through modern social media while talking about applications of biotech in the modern world, especially pertaining to human health outcomes and improving agriculture. BIO: Kathleen Hefferon received her Ph.D. from the Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University. Kathleen has published multiple research papers, chapters, and reviews, and has written three books. Kathleen is the Fulbright Canada Research Chair of Global Food Security and has been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto over the past year. Her research interests include virus expression vectors, food security agricultural biotechnology and global health. Kathleen lives in New York with her husband and two children. TIMESTAMPS: 0:15: Ketogeek mindset, updates, and product information 9:45: Dr. Kathleen’s story 11:46: Traveling abroad and her recent educational trip to Botswana 14:38: Issues with lack of women in livestock farming in Botswana 15:45: Traditional healing in Botswana 18:58: Potential applications of GMOs and drought-resistant plants in Africa 21:36: What challenges do you face when applying new technology in a developing country? 25:53: How did you end up engaging people on social media on scientific and controversial topics such as GMOs and glyphosate 38:04: Ambiguity in science and problems with establishing causality with certain chemicals 42:52: Why don’t many scientists engage with the public through social media and podcasting 50:49: What’s the biggest anti-GMO argument you hear? 55:50: Problem with science communication in the modern world 58:02: Kathleen’s research on using transgenic plants to produce vaccines 1:03:36: What are “plant virus nanoparticles”? 1:07:50: What are the potentials and limitations of transgenic derived vaccines? 1:10:31: Where did chemophobia originate from in the modern world? 1:18:33 Concerns with food wastage in developed and developing countries 1:21:50: Potential applications of GM crops for sequestering carbon and help with climate change 1:25:25: Given a billion dollars, what study would you do? 1:27:17: Final message and plugs GUEST LINKS: Twitter: https://twitter.com/KHefferon Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathleen_Hefferon Personal Link: https://micro.cornell.edu/people/kathleen-hefferon/ KETOGEEK LINKS: Shop Energy Pods Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Chocolate-Energy-Organic-Vanilla/dp/B07B88S36J Ketogeek Ghee on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B29HM3D Ketogeek Merchandise, Ghee & Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods Wholesale: https://ketogeek.com/pages/wholesale OTHER LINKS Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (Book & Affiliate Link)
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