Agricultural Biotech

The major limitation on what gene editing might accomplish would seem to be the power of human imagination.
Agricultural Biotech
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May 21, 2014
Professional opponents of agricultural innovations have failed utterly to make their case that seeds improved through biotechnology impose novel risks.
May 20, 2014
Science journalist Jon Entine shines a light onto anti-technology activist Mike Adams’ false statements.
May 19, 2014
A number of recent reports have attempted to link pesticides improved through biotechnology with negative health impacts. Unfortunately, most of these efforts have been proven to be ideological attacks.
May 14, 2014
Consumers Union spreads false claims in support of bad policy on food labeling.
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.