Agricultural Biotech

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Agricultural Biotech
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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.
September 20, 2016
The European Food Safety Authority’s proposed guidance document on food allergenicity suggest burdensome analyses to produce information regulators cannot use to improve food safety beyond the level that comes from much simpler and less costly approaches currently available and widely used.
August 2, 2016
Recent sightings of "unapproved" wheat signal zero potential for harm, but spotlight a regulatory system in desperate need of modernization and reality checking, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
July 15, 2016
Between 2012 and 2013, Indian farmers who adopted a flood-tolerant variety of biotech rice increased their yields by 13.5 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 14, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a GMO labeling bill to preempt Vermont and forestall a chaotic patchwork of state requirements, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
July 6, 2016
Randolph Court asks in Washington Monthly, if conservatives are wrong to be skeptics of climate science, why won’t liberals accept the science around the safety of GMOs?
June 29, 2016
Today, 107 Nobel Laureates call upon governments to support and advance “genetic modification” technologies in agriculture, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.