Policy Documents

Agricultural Biotechnology: Overregulated and Underappreciated

Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko –
November 1, 2005

The application of recombinant DNA technology, or gene splicing, to agriculture and food production, once highly touted as having huge public health and commercial potential, has been paradoxically disappointing.  Although the gains in scientific knowledge have been stunning, commercial returns from two decades of R&D have been meager.