Policy Position Papers

Sustainable Agriculture: The Role of Plant Breeding Innovation (SA-PBI)


The Sustainable Agriculture: The Role of Plant Breeding Innovation (SA-PBI) conference, organized, facilitated, convened, and moderated by the Inst...

Aquatic Plants for Sustainable Food and Protein Production: Implications for Global Food Security

Cecilia Wittbjer, Vice President, Marketing and Matthew Van Ert, Ph.D., Vice President, Growth and Crop Management, Parabel Inc.,
As the 21st century global population expands toward 9 billion people and the demand for higher quality, protein-rich diets increases, a revolution i...

Licensing Innovative Food Additives and Ingredients by FDA

Thomas G. Neltner, J.D., C.H.M.M., Chemicals Policy Director, Environmental Defense Fund
The current system for ensuring the safety of innovative food additives and ingredients was developed by Congress in 1958. It is inadequate in today...

Safety, Benefits, and Transparency Are Critical to Consumer Acceptance of Innovative Foods

Gregory Jaffe, J.D., Biotechnology Project Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Innovative foods are in the marketplace and new ones are forthcoming. To obtain consumer acceptance, innovative foods must be safe, they must provide...

Curing the Language of the Food 2.0 Era

Ilan Samish, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Amai Proteins
The global food system is undergoing tectonic changes involving health, economics, sustainability, and scientific advancement. Emerging innovations t...

Using CRISPR Technology to Improve Health by Increasing the Consumption of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Haven Baker, M.B.A., Ph.D., and Tom Adams, Ph.D., Co-founders, Pairwise
Dietary factors are the number one disease risk globally. In the U.S., on average, Americans consume approximately 50% of the daily recommended intak...

Accelerating Algae Into Our Food System

Jill Kauffman Johnson, M.P.P., Vice-Chair, Algae Biomass Organization; Rebecca White, Ph.D., Board Member, Algae Foundation; Stephen Mayfield, Ph.D....
Algae have tremendous potential to deliver nutrient-dense food to address global challenges in food production and health. Algae produce high-quality...

Gene Editing Enters the Food Supply

Daniel F. Voytas, Ph.D., Professor, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, and Director, Center for Precision Plant Genomics, University of Minnesot...
Plant agriculture is poised at a technological inflection point. Recent advances in gene editing make it possible to precisely alter DNA sequences in...

Toward a Diversified Protein Future

Ryan Pandya, Chief Executive Officer, Perfect Day
Global demand for high-quality, animal-sourced protein is expected to rise substantially in the coming decades as population grows and household inco...

Agricultural Biotechnology’s Potential Contribution to Global Food Security and Stewardship of the Earth’s Resources

Dr. Martina Newell-McGloughlin
Over the coming decades, food and agricultural production systems must be significantly enhanced to respond to a number of transformative changes. Th...