Agricultural Biotech

There are multiple opportunities to advance solutions to major societal challenges by fostering transatlantic cooperation in biotech policy. But developing and applying them will require a return to science-based regulation that advances safety while enabling, not deterring innovation.
Agricultural Biotech
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March 11, 2022
There are multiple opportunities to advance solutions to major societal challenges by fostering transatlantic cooperation in biotech policy. But developing and applying them will require a return to science-based regulation that advances safety while enabling, not deterring innovation.
December 20, 2021
At the same time that biotechnology advances are reshaping tools for public health and medicine, we see no less momentous innovations in other fields. Almost no sector is untouched, but the greatest flowering to date has arguably been in agriculture.
November 29, 2021
Biotechnology cannot solve the whole climate problem on its own, but unlike nuclear fusion, which has been “30 years off” for the last 50 years, bioengineered innovations have already transformed agriculture. With gene-editing, doubling agricultural productivity by 2050 is well within reach.
November 15, 2021
The major limitation on what gene editing might accomplish would seem to be the power of human imagination.
November 5, 2021
The latest book in the heavily populated “Monsatan” genre apparently adds little or nothing to the many similar tomes that have gone before, and given its late arrival is of dubious relevance. But a review of it in The Washington Post perpetuates a host of imaginary monsters that deserve to rest in peace.
September 23, 2021
Regardless of President Rajapaksa’s motives, the logic of his decree banning imports of fertilizers and pesticides is flawed, and if not reversed will only deepen the misery of a population served by a battered economy and plagued by decades of bloody political unrest.
March 31, 2021
The Biden administration has a rare opportunity to accelerate agricultural innovation and spur broad and lasting economic growth by taking a handful of discrete regulatory actions that would update longstanding policy that has enjoyed strong bipartisan support.
January 11, 2021
Rob and Jackie talk about the unfounded fears surrounding GMOs with L. Val Giddings, senior fellow at ITIF and leading expert on policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine.
October 2, 2020
Gene editing’s enormous promise for solving societal problems, including climate change, has been slowed by concerns that it is neither natural nor safe.
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.

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