Agricultural Biotech

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.
Agricultural Biotech
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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.
March 21, 2018
GMOs can save civilization by addressing the major challenges of food security, carbon emissions, and environmental stewardship in a way that benefits farmers, consumers, and biodiversity writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
November 12, 2017
ITIF provides suggestions for FDA on how they can best implement the GMO education outreach mandated by Congress.
August 15, 2017
In comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, ITIF recommends how best to implement the congressionally mandated "GMO" disclosure.
July 12, 2017
For years, researchers have been developing genetic-engineering techniques to combat some of our most critical global challenges. Join ITIF for a discussion of these technologies, their promising applications, and the societal as well as policy challenges and opportunities they present.
June 14, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on its proposed revisions to regulations governing crops improved through biotechnology.
June 14, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration on how they should regulate foods derived from gene-edited plants.

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