Everyday we live with a community of bacteria that outnumber the cells in our bodies! On shelfs in the store you can find yogurt labelled with "live culture" and bottles of pro- and prebiotics, but what does this all mean? We're diving in the microscopic world of our microbiome (biome means a community of living … Continue reading Humans and Bacteria: Coexistence is complicated
This is the final episode of our first series. Today we're bringing the story full circle by looking at what happens when we have a genetically engineered plant on our plate. We walk through how our bodies digest and interact with things we eat, like proteins and DNA. We also discuss major concerns, like allergies … Continue reading GMO’s: What’s on the menu?
We're in episode 2 of our first series. In this episode we talked a few people at both ends of how a GMO seed gets from development to field. Wesley Bruce is a scientist at a company that researches how to make improved plants. He told us how all the steps that go into genetically … Continue reading GMO’s: This little seed went to market
"GMO" has become a word that's used all the time. We see "non-GMO" products on boxes in the store and labels above our vegetables. Picture from GMO AwarenessWe see pictures of a mysterious gloved hand poking a needle into a tomato, adding mysterious substances to our food. But do we really understand what this all means, both the term … Continue reading GMO’s: What’s in a name?
We are Rachel Morris and Alyssa Preiser, two scientists who want others to be able to understand science. We believe that science affects all of our lives, every day- from deciding what hand soap we buy to how we choose our food at the grocery store to what medicine we take. Science can seem really … Continue reading Introduction: who we are and what we’re doing