Agricultural Biotech

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.
Agricultural Biotech
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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
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
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.
June 28, 2018
Val Giddings delivered a review of the impacts of crops improved through biotechnology in a public talk to the faculty and staff of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 28 June 2018.
June 18, 2018
Val Giddings explains gene editing & GMOs, and shines a light on anti biotech campaigners' misguided efforts to stigmatize them in Innovation Files.
June 13, 2018
Val Giddings presented at the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research Conference at The World Bank in Washington, DC.
April 3, 2018
USDA has announced they will not regulate products of gene editing if they could also be produced by conventional breeding. This makes sense but doesn't go far enough writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.

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