The major limitation on what gene editing might accomplish would seem to be the power of human imagination.
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.
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.