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Comment to USDA re: USDA Agricultural Innovation Agenda

By CSPI Biotechnology Director Greg Jaffe

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Comments from CSPI, Consumer Federation of America, Environmental Defense Fund, and National Wildlife Federation on the Department's Agricultural Innovation Agenda. The groups agree that gene editing can play a positive role in U.S. agriculture in the future, but contend that to achieve USDA’s goal of increased production to meet the needs of the global population with a decreased environmental footprint, there also needs to be broader investment and innovation in conservation, research, food access, and other key areas in addition to gene editing.