Agricultural Biotech

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Agricultural Biotech
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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.
April 19, 2016
ITIF wrote a letter in support of funds to better inform the public about the application of biotechnology to food and agricultural production.
April 13, 2016
Focusing on an expected and unsurprising slight drop in global biotech crop acreage misses the real story, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
March 22, 2016
The Boulder County Commission has directed county staff to map a plan to begin to “phase out” the use of genetically modified crops on county open space land, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
March 1, 2016
In testimony to the Boulder County Commission, Val Giddings said it is the best way to safely meet their established sustainability goals to the benefit of consumers, farmers, and the environment.
February 29, 2016
USDA says organic growers have chosen to suffer small losses from accidental mixing with biotech crops, but fails to count far larger unearned benefits, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
February 18, 2016
Activists blame GM mosquitoes and pesticides for the Zika outbreak. The truth is exactly opposite, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.