Former ag secretary Vilsack on the need for sound science in the Trump era
The Alliance for Science caught up with Tom Vilsack, the longest-serving Secretary of Agriculture in half a century, to discuss a number of topics including the importance of communicating sound science, what he thinks is behind the anti-GMO movement and why the food industry needs more transparency.
Proposed US rules have global implications for gene editing
US regulatory agencies have proposed guidelines and draft regulations that suggest they may subject gene-edited crops and livestock to the same prolonged review now imposed on transgenic plants and animals.
Fair regulatory framework needed for GMOs
A fair regulatory system is needed as new gene editing techniques influence agricultural biotechnology, says Mexican scientist Luis A. Ventura-Martínez.
Mexico hosts international GMO biosafety symposium
International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO) focusing on the need to effectively communicate the science, benefits and safety protocols associated with agricultural biotechnology.
Making sense of science in daily life
Luis Ventura-Martinez shares the challenges and dreams of some scientists and educators working on science education and biotechnology.
US biotech regulatory activities to watch for in 2017
A number of federal actions are expected in 2017 that will play an important role in discussions surrounding how best to regulate and bring to market products made using modern biotechnologies.
Public sector researchers defend science at UN biodiversity meeting in Cancun
Public sector scientists from around the world are descending on Cancun, Mexico, this week in preparation for a fortnight-long battle to defend the frontiers of biotech research.
Biotech in Europe: An insider’s view
Most Alliance for Science members are familiar with the work that NGOs and universities do to advance the responsible use of biotechnology in agriculture. What many biotech enthusiasts may not realize