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Zack Abbott on Engineered Probiotics and GMOs
Scientist entrepreneur and CEO of ZBiotics, Zack Abbott, was recently featured on our sister podcast, Five O’Clock. ZBiotics is making a genetically engineered probiotic to improve “mornings after” drinking. Most of the toxic acetaldehyde that comes from alcohol is processed by the liver. But some of it goes to the gut, and Zack says this is what gives us the morning-after symptoms.
Zack says that concern over GMOs is rooted in a good place, and he goes on to address the fears around GMO products. Addressing this question head-on is a great passion for Zack. Part of the reason for founding ZBiotics was to engage with consumers on the GMO discussion, giving them a product that is helpful and optional. (Zack says we have been forced to accept many GMO products.)
Zack and his company are part of a growing movement in synthetic biology focused on new consumer products that will enable better health and sustainable living.
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