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Kevin Folta receives 2016 Borlaug CAST Communication Award

After over half-a-year of fending off anti-GMO critics, and even retreating from science communication altogether, Kevin Folta is being recognized by his peers for his science advocacy. Folta is the 2016 recipient of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award. He serves as chairman for...
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Folta lab paper expands understanding of ‘Block of cell proliferation 1’ gene

A paper out of Kevin Folta’s lab offers further insight into the role of a lesser-known gene conserved in plants, mammals and yeast. The paper discusses the role of Block of cell proliferation 1 in strawberries and Arabidopsis. The publication is available online, and in the...
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Researchers put $6 million in USDA grants toward saving citrus industry

The USDA calculates Florida’s citrus industry is producing half the oranges it did four years ago. The culprit? A bacterium called huanglongbing disease or “citrus greening.” Right now, there is no known cure. And, if something isn’t done, the Florida Department of Citrus...
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