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Innovation is essential to promoting human health, agricultural productivity, and ecological sustainability. In the area of agricultural biotechnology, ITIF supports advances in plant and animal biotechnology to increase agricultural productivity and sustainably boost production of food, feed, and fiber.


How the Biden Administration Can Accelerate Prosperity by Fixing Agricultural-Biotech Regulations

How the Biden Administration Can Accelerate Prosperity by Fixing Agricultural-Biotech Regulations

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.

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June 7, 2024|Blogs

Mexico, Maize, and Food Sovereignty

Mexico's newly elected president, Claudia Sheinbaum, can reverse President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's anti-innovation policies toward genetically modified maize, and improve the lives of small farmers across Mexico.

March 19, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Biotech Matters: Innovation in Agricultural Biotechnology

As L. Val Giddings writes for the Center for a New American Security, thanks to technological advances and sound policies, the United States quickly emerged as the global leader in agricultural biotechnology innovation.

February 23, 2024|Books & Edited Volumes

Overcoming Obstacles to Gene-Edited Solutions to Climate Challenges

Gene editing and genetic modification hold enormous potential to deliver solutions to multiple climate change challenges. The most important rate-limiting obstacles impeding their development and deployment are not technical, but rather counterproductive policies and regulations. These are driven in part by the mistaken apprehension of widespread public opposition. These obstacles are described and solutions to overcoming them are presented.

February 23, 2024|Books & Edited Volumes

Innovations Like These Will Help Solve the Climate Crisis: Introduction to “Synthetic Biology and Greenhouse Gases”

The landscape is rich with opportunities for gene-editing solutions to address many of the challenges of climate change. But which should be pursued first, and how can they best be galvanized?

August 22, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Green Transition: How Agriculture Can Drive Climate Change Solutions

Trying to force the green transition with government regulations, subsidies, and exhortation will not work. The economic reality is that clean energy technologies must reach price/performance parity with dirty energy (P3).

August 4, 2023|Blogs

Biological Solutions to Climate Challenges Deserve More Attention

Clean energy technologies need to reach price/performance parity with dirty energy—and biology may well be the most promising source for innovations that can achieve that goal.

January 27, 2023|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to OSTP Regarding Revisions to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

Biotechnologies have seen remarkable, rapid advances and the discovery and development of powerful new techniques. But nothing has changed that presents new or unique hazards, and the same steps long required to streamline and improve relevant regulations remain valid, albeit even more urgent than before.

December 30, 2022|Blogs

2022 Delivered a Tectonic Shift in Perceptions of Agricultural Biotech

Determined not to repeat with gene editing the disastrous, self-inflicted injuries from their misguided regulation of genetic engineering, European scientists have been increasingly vocal in recent years arguing for a different, science-based approach.

November 23, 2022|Presentations

The Journey to Sustainability: Managing a Transition For Food and Agricultural Sectors

Val Giddings presents on gene editing for climate change mitigation at an online sustainability webinar.

September 14, 2022|Blogs

Biden’s Bioeconomy Executive Order Is a Good Idea: The Implementation Plan Needs Work

Biden's new executive order bears the hallmarks of somebody who has been around the block and noticed all the things bureaucracies can do to delay, disrupt, and derail a president’s policies whether through ineptitude, inertia, or mischievous intent.

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