Biotechnology Project


— Articles and Speeches—


"GMOs from Farm to Food." Interview with Gregory Jaffe, CSPI Biotechnology Project Director, published in Food Product Design
—May 2014

"Genetically Modified Foods" by David Yeager, published in Today's Dietitian. Interview with Greg Jaffe and other food industry experts about the pros and cons of genetically engineered foods
—April 2014

Biotech's Test: Minimize Risks, Maximize Good, published in The Des Moines Register
—October 18, 2013

Response to Pamela Ronald's "The Truth About GMOs", published in Boston Review
—September/October 2013

Letter Published in New York Times about Genetically Engineered Foods
—March 19, 2013

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food published in The Atlantic
—February 7, 2013

Genetically Engineered Salmon- Healthy for You, But Is It Healthy for the Earth? in Update Magazine (2010, Issue 6. With permission from FDLI)
—November/December 2010 (Acrobat - 1.96Mb)

Regulatory procedure necessary for GE Food published In The Hill
—October 2010 (Acrobat - 68kb)

GM Crops Proliferate Raising Global Hopes and Fears published In In Focus (A CECHE Publication on global health & environment issues)
—Summer 2010 (Acrobat - 1,217kb)

Are Current Rules Adequate to Regulate Genetic Engineering? published in The Environmental Forum (The Policy Journal of the Environmental Law Institute)
—March/April 2009 (Acrobat - 2,196kb)

Questions About Genetically Engineered Animals, published in The Miami Herald
—October, 23, 2008 (Acrobat - 66kb)

Genetically Modified Crops Need More Oversight, published in The Des Moines Register
— March 26, 2007 (Acrobat - 1,112kb)

Regulatory Slowdown on GM Crop Decisions, published in Nature Biotechnology
— July 2006 (Acrobat - 530kb)

Animal Cloning: FDA Safety Call Not Enough, published in Businessweek.com
— January 9, 2007 (Acrobat - 13kb)

Comparative Analysis of the National Biosafety Regulatory Systems In East Africa
— January 2006

"Implementing the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol through national biosafety regulatory systems: an analysis of key unresolved issues" by Gregory Jaffe, published in the Journal of Public Affairs
— August-November 2005 (Acrobat - 1,220kb)

"Creating the Proper Environment for Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology" by Gregory Jaffe
— June, 2005, to be published in NABC 17 Proceedings, Spring of 2006 (Acrobat - 44kb)

Biotech: Keep it, but regulate it
— June 25, 2004 (Acrobat - 100kb)

"Biosafety Regulation in the North and South" by Gregory Jaffe, published in the proceedings of the 8th International on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms
— September, 2004 (Acrobat - 19kb)

"Current Regulation of Biopharming: Is it Adequate?", Presentation by Gregory Jaffe at American Bar Association Fifth Biotechnology Roundtable
— May 21, 2003 (Acrobat - 98kb)

"Who's Watching What You Eat?", by Michael Jacobson and Gregory Jaffe in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
— April 23, 2003

Statement of Gregory Jaffe at Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology's Public Form entitled "Labeling Genetically Modified Foods: Communicating or Creating Confusion?"
— June 27, 2002

"How to Approach the Regulatory Condundrum?" presented at the National Agricultural Biotechnology Council's Foods for Health conference
— May 19, 2002

“Coordinated Framework: Structure Needs a Overhaul,” The Environmental Forum
— May/June 2002 (Acrobat - 56kb)

A Consumer Perspective on Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology,” presented at “Biotechnology and Sustainable Development: Voices of the South and North” conference
— March 18, 2002 (Acrobat - 60kb)

Getting Consumers the Information They Want About Genetically Engineered Foods: An Interim Solution”, FDLI's Update magazine
— November/December 2001

Genetically Engineered Foods: Are They Safe?”, Nutrition Action Healthletter
— November 2001

Lessen the Fear of Genetically Engineered Crops”, Christian Science Monitor
— August 8, 2001

FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Food is Necessary to Protect Consumers”, AgBiotech Buzz
— June, 2001

Agricultural Biotechnology: Savior or Scourge?”, Address to National Agricultural Biotechnology Council Conference
— May 22, 2001

Common Sense on Biotechnology”, Wall Street Journal, published under the title “Consumer Groups Shouldn’t Reject Biotech”
— January 25, 2001

Biotech Food: Friends or Foes?, Nutrition Action Healthletter
— June 2000

Genetically Modified Food Fight - Higher levels of testing are needed for crops that have an increased potential for harm. West. J. Med., 2000, vol. 172, pp. 220-221 (Acrobat 23k)
— April, 2000

Statement of Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director of CSPI, on the safety and labeling of genetically engineered foods, before the FDA
— November 18, 1999


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