Making a difference at the FDA Biotech meeting

On Tuesday, I attended the FDA Biotech Education and Outreach public meeting in San Francisco, and here is my experience participating in this public event. I was happy to be able to make a comment on behalf of Biology Fortified,…

A look at GMO policies in different nations

In the debate surrounding GMOs, a statement that is often made is that many countries have banned transgenic crops, which suggests that they are not safe. Here's an example from the Non-GMO Project's website: "Most developed nations do not consider GMOs…

Comment Today on the next Genetically Engineered Potato

There's always a little catch-up to do when coming out of the Holiday season. Back in December, the USDA public comment period opened up for a next-generation transgenic potato variety developed by Simplot. The previous Simplot "Generation 1 Innate" potato,…

Kaua’i County Bill 2491 passes 6-1, Vetoed by Mayor

On Wednesday, October 16, the Kaua'i County Council approved Bill 2491, after much public discussion and council hearings. The final council hearing lasted 14 hours, and ended at 3:30 am local time. The bill, introduced by councilmembers Gary Hooser and…

Paterson Speech: UK must lead the World in GM crops

Today, the UK Environmental Secretary, Owen Paterson, delivered a speech about genetically engineered crops at the Rothamsted Research station near St. Albans. He called for a new approach to considering GM crops, which he said could help farming become more…