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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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.
June 9, 2016
Between 1996 and 2013, farmers around the world who have adopted biotech crops have increased their incomes by a total of $133.4 billion, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 3, 2016
New National Academies report reaffirmed what farmers around the world have found: that biotech crops improve yields, economic outcomes, and safety, and reduce environmental impacts, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
April 21, 2016
Val Giddings provides context and background in Innovation Files for USDA's decision not to subject an improved mushroom to inordinate regulation to prevent exposure to nonexistent hazards.
April 21, 2016
ITIF examines USDA's proposals and notes where they are consistent with U.S. policy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's mandate and where they are not.