Agricultural Biotech

A gene from spinach protects the American Chestnut against an exotic disease that has driven it to the verge of extinction. It's time to change that.
Agricultural Biotech
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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.
April 3, 2015
An attack on academic researchers critical of a professional opponent of agricultural innovation is shown to be contradicted by the facts.
March 20, 2015
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has departed from scientific consensus to declare glyphosate, a “probable human carcinogen.”
March 10, 2015
Support for GM labeling is weaker than advocates claim.

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