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.
April 5, 2019
Val Giddings examines the recent jury verdicts for plaintiffs claiming their cancers were caused by the world's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate. Scientists and regulators around the world claim it's safe - why have these juries disagreed?
March 21, 2019
In this briefing for congressional staff, Val Giddings introduces the topic of editing genes and genomes, touches on applications in both agriculture (animals and plants) and biomedicine, and then explores some of the far reaching policy implications.
March 14, 2019
Val Giddings' presentation on a panel at the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis meeting argues that regulatory disincentives to innovation in agricultural biotechnology can be reduced by a return to fundamental principals of risk assessment and management, as longstanding U.S. Policy requires.
January 7, 2019
A brief recap of some of the biggest developments and surprises in agricultural biotechnology innovation in 2018.
December 20, 2018
In this running compilation Val Giddings brings together on Medium a timeline of significant historical and recent developments in gene editing.
December 19, 2018
In this Medium post, Val Giddings tracks the misguided saga of the first CRISPR babies, produced by rogue Chinese scientist He Jianki, revealed in November, 2018.
September 28, 2018
Gene editing is a process of making precise changes to an organism’s DNA in a manner analogous to the way we change the text of a document with word processing software.
September 24, 2018
Petition to the Food and Drug Administration Requesting a Stop to Deceptive and Misleading “Non-GMO” Food Labels
The Non-GMO Project food label deliberately deceives and misleads consumers in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. ITIF petitions FDA to prohibit such labels.
July 3, 2018
Comments to the USDA on the Agriculture Marketing Service's Proposed Regulations to Implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
ITIF submitted comments to the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service's proposed regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, aka "GMO" labeling.
June 29, 2018
Val Giddings gave a presentation at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez on 29 June 2018. The relationship between GMOs and gene editing was discussed and their role in agricultural innovation and sustainability explored.