Agricultural Biotech

ITIF provided comments on USDA’s latest proposal to revise and update regulations for crops improved through biotechnology including gene editing.
Agricultural Biotech
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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.
February 8, 2016
Anti-GMO activists have erected barriers to agricultural biotech innovation that could cost the poorest nations on earth up to $1.5 trillion through 2050.
July 27, 2015
The House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at preempting state-level mandates for labels on foods derived from crops improved through biotechnology, or “GMOs,” writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
July 17, 2015
Will Saletan’s Slate piece is spot on in its dissection of the war against GMOs, but he does, however, elide the difficulty of overcoming this populist fear mongering, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
June 29, 2015
There have been calls recently from predictable sources demanding tougher regulations for genetically engineered crops, but even the briefest glance suggests these alarums are unwarranted, writes Val Giddings.
June 25, 2015
A new report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer claims that 2,4-D is carcinogneic, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
June 18, 2015
ITIF Senior Fellow Val Giddings testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on the folly of state labeling initiatives.
April 30, 2015
Chipotle's recently announced decision that their menu is "GMO free" is both untrue and ill-considered.

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