Gene editing’s enormous promise for solving societal problems, including climate change, has been slowed by concerns that it is neither natural nor safe.
Publications: Val Giddings
October 2, 2020
September 30, 2020
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.
September 14, 2020
Recent advances in gene editing offer promising opportunities to mitigate emissions from agriculture and other sectors, and to capture carbon from the atmosphere. Governments should accelerate the development and deployment of these solutions.
April 13, 2020
Special interest groups blame intensive agriculture, GMOS, & pesticides for emergent disease and say the solution is low yielding organic farming. The truth is opposite.
November 15, 2019
The Non-GMO Project label is now misleading consumers on more than 60,000 food items in U.S. grocery stores. Val Giddings tells the Food & Drug Law Institute it's time for FDA to enforce the law and puit an end to this illegal practice.
November 12, 2019
It is past time for FDA to take action to terminate the ongoing deception and exploitation of consumers by corporations that use such misleading labels in their marketing campaigns. Enforcement action is clearly overdue.
September 24, 2019
Val Giddings' presentation to the Breakthrough Institute at Ecomodernism 2019 explores research to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis and what this means for climate mitigation and the global economy.
August 5, 2019
ITIF Comments on USDA’s Latest Proposal to Revise and Update Regulations for Crops Improved Through Biotechnology Including Gene Editing
ITIF provided comments on USDA’s latest proposal to revise and update regulations for crops improved through biotechnology including gene editing.
June 14, 2019
The Indian Government has lagged in approving safe biotech improved crops for years while farmers around the world have been reaping the rewards. Indian farmers are "not gonna take it anymore..."
March 21, 2019
In this briefing for congressional staff, Val Giddings introduces the topic of editing genes and genomes, touches on applications in both agriculture (animals and plants) and biomedicine, and then explores some of the far reaching policy implications.