Agricultural Biotech

The Biden administration has a rare opportunity to accelerate agricultural innovation and spur broad and lasting economic growth by taking a handful of discrete regulatory actions that would update longstanding policy that has enjoyed strong bipartisan support.
Agricultural Biotech
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September 23, 2021
Regardless of President Rajapaksa’s motives, the logic of his decree banning imports of fertilizers and pesticides is flawed, and if not reversed will only deepen the misery of a population served by a battered economy and plagued by decades of bloody political unrest.
March 31, 2021
The Biden administration has a rare opportunity to accelerate agricultural innovation and spur broad and lasting economic growth by taking a handful of discrete regulatory actions that would update longstanding policy that has enjoyed strong bipartisan support.
January 11, 2021
Rob and Jackie talk about the unfounded fears surrounding GMOs with L. Val Giddings, senior fellow at ITIF and leading expert on policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine.
October 2, 2020
Gene editing’s enormous promise for solving societal problems, including climate change, has been slowed by concerns that it is neither natural nor safe.
September 30, 2020
A gene from spinach protects the American Chestnut against an exotic disease that has driven it to the verge of extinction. It's time to change that.
September 14, 2020
Recent advances in gene editing offer promising opportunities to mitigate emissions from agriculture and other sectors, and to capture carbon from the atmosphere. Governments should accelerate the development and deployment of these solutions.
April 13, 2020
Special interest groups blame intensive agriculture, GMOS, & pesticides for emergent disease and say the solution is low yielding organic farming. The truth is opposite.
November 15, 2019
The Non-GMO Project label is now misleading consumers on more than 60,000 food items in U.S. grocery stores. Val Giddings tells the Food & Drug Law Institute it's time for FDA to enforce the law and puit an end to this illegal practice.
November 12, 2019
It is past time for FDA to take action to terminate the ongoing deception and exploitation of consumers by corporations that use such misleading labels in their marketing campaigns. Enforcement action is clearly overdue.
September 24, 2019
Val Giddings' presentation to the Breakthrough Institute at Ecomodernism 2019 explores research to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis and what this means for climate mitigation and the global economy.

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