Erick Lutt is now the director of federal government affairs for Bayer U.S., Crop Science based in Washington D.C., and new staffers are added to the House Agriculture Committee for both the Republican and Democratic staff.
A senior official says the Biden administration has received Mexico’s responses to U.S. demands for scientific justification of Mexico’s efforts to halt imports of genetically modified corn and the country’s rejection of approval applications for new biotech seed traits.
In this opinion piece, Beth Ellikidis of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization provides a blueprint for how to feed the growing planet amid climate change, increased frequency of drought and resource depletion.
Chinese officials have given their blessing to a handful of strains of alfalfa, canola and other crops, offering a sense of optimism that the wheels may be turning on the country’s notoriously slow approval process.
Beth Ellikidis has been tapped as the new vice president, agriculture and environment at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott makes several promotions on the majority agriculture staff.
Lisa Safarian is the new president and chief operating officer of Pivot Bio, and Ryan Findlay has been brought on to Rabo AgriFinance as the new regional lead of business development for carbon banking.
In this opinion piece, Michelle McMurry-Heath, Ph. D., of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization discusses how cutting-edge biosciences are enabling farmers to produce healthier food in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable manner.