Agricultural Biotech

The major limitation on what gene editing might accomplish would seem to be the power of human imagination.
Agricultural Biotech
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March 10, 2017
Regulatory agencies face an avalanche of innovative products, but they are more ready than they think to evaluate them, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
February 24, 2017
In a presentation to the 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Outlook Forum, Val Giddings presents on biotechnology and how it has delivered significant innovations to improve the economics and sustainability of sugar production through improved sugar beets, and is poised to do the same with sugar cane.
January 25, 2017
The food industry downplays setbacks, has failed to appreciate the nature of the opposition, and has failed to adequately defend genetically modified food against widespread Luddite fear mongering, write Val Giddings and Wayne Parrot in Forbes.
January 24, 2017
A biotech-improved apple will cut food waste and encourage more fruit consumption, if we let it, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
January 8, 2017
In a presentation to the State Agricultural & Rural Leaders Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit in Baton Rouge, LA, Val Giddings argued that the GMO labeling controversy has been rendered largely moot with the passage in 2016 of a mandatory federal disclosure requirement, though controversies can be expected as regulations to implement the law are developed.
December 15, 2016
Unintended consequences of biotech regulations have disrupted trade and cost billions, but the fix is easy, says Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
December 9, 2016
A recent report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences contains several inaccuracies and omissions about genetically modified crops, write Val Giddings and Henry Miller in Nature Biotechnology.
December 7, 2016
Val Giddings contributed to a new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology outlining trade costs due to scientifically indefensible regulation.
November 30, 2016
Dogmatic opponents of life sciences innovation threaten to sue the Food and Drug Administrator for following the law to enable field trials of a new approach to (pesticide-free) mosquito-borne disease control, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
November 9, 2016
Val Giddings discusses a recent New York Times article on genetically modified crops in Innovation Files.