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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May 12, 2014
This measure will reduce, not enhance, consumer knowledge and raise food prices.
April 11, 2014
Opponents of agricultural innovation are in the second year of a massive campaign aimed at stampeding state legislatures into imposing mandatory labels on foods derived from crops improved through biotechnology. They cite a litany of justifications, none of which survives critical scrutiny.
April 11, 2014
Organic advocates often claim foods produced through organic methods are superior in one way or another to other foods. Time and again research has failed to corroborate these claims.
April 11, 2014
Having failed to convince the public that biotech improved seeds present novel or unexamined risks, professional opponents are now working overtime to tar GMOs with the same brush they’ve used successfully to denigrate the use of synthetic chemistry in agriculture.
April 11, 2014
ITIF analyzes specific public statements surrounding GMOs, their accuracy and the implications for public policy.
April 10, 2014
Discussion of GMOs should focus on the facts.
March 19, 2014
ITIF testifies in Vermont against legislation sought by organic advocates to grow their market by misleading consumers.
March 18, 2014
ITIF opposes misguided efforts to ban an enviroinmentally superior new biotech variety of grass.
March 18, 2014
ITIF testimony before the MD Legislature shows legislation to mandate labels for genetically improved foods to be unnecessary and contradictory to the claimed objectives.
March 12, 2014
In testimony before the Maryland Senate Committee on Education, Health & Environmental Affairs, Val Giddings argued that existing federal law and policies already deliver what proponents of mandatory GMO food labels claim they want: consumer choice and food safety.

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