Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
The Taste of Pain! Solving the Puzzle of Pain Receptors with Dr. David Julius

The Taste of Pain! Solving the Puzzle of Pain Receptors with Dr. David Julius

September 22, 2020

How many of you love hot sauce? What makes chili peppers so alluring to our palates? Well, it has a lot to do with pain and how our bodies react to pain stimulants like capsaicin. Join me as I speak with Dr. David Julius – an expert on pain receptors – as they discuss how humans sense certain spices, and what this means in the search for new non-opiate pain therapies.

#Pain #Spicy #Peppers

Crop Diversity and the “Doomsday” Vault with Dr. Cary Fowler

Crop Diversity and the “Doomsday” Vault with Dr. Cary Fowler

September 14, 2020

Join me as I speak with leading agricultural scientist, Dr. Cary Fowler, about the importance of seed banking and conserving crop diversity.  Ever heard of the “Doomsday Seed Vault”? Though it may sound like something out of a sci-fi thriller – this important gene bank where millions of seeds are stored in a tunnel carved into the arctic ice – is 100% real. Tune in to this episode of Foodie Pharmacology to learn why saving seeds is key to the future of global food production in a changing climate. 

#SeedBank #Crops #Conservation