Author Archive: Cathleen Enright

Cathleen Enright

Cathleen Enright, PhD, is BIO’s executive vice president for food and agriculture.  She also serves as Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology Information, and she is one of the leading experts answering questions on the industry’s GMO Answers site.  Cathy earned her PhD in Biochemistry and completed her postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before becoming an agricultural trade and environment negotiator for the federal government in 1995. After her government service, Cathy worked for the produce industry before joining CBI and BIO in 2011. Cathy is a passionate advocate for all of U.S. agriculture, and served on President Obama’s Agricultural Policy Committee in 2008 and again in 2012.

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GMO Answers Provides an Overview of GMOs in Medicine

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With genetically engineered therapies for the infectious disease, Ebola, currently undergoing testing for safety and efficacy, GMO Answers is highlighting the use of genetic engineering in other biomedical applications. The post’s author, Richard Green, also looks at why GMOs, though used in both agriculture and medicine, are more controversial in agricultural applications. The technology of genetic modification or genetic engineering was first developed in the early 1970s, commercialized in pharmaceutical applications in the early 1980s, and then agricultural Read More >

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Monoculture: Why GMOs Aren’t a Cause

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Monoculture: Why GMOs Aren’t a Cause Do GMO crops “foster monoculture?” GMO Answers independent expert, Steve Savage, addresses this common criticism of modern agriculture. “Monoculture” isn’t the right term to use to describe the relevant issues – it’s really about a limited crop rotation History and economics are the drivers behind this phenomenon, not crop biotechnology The solutions – to the extent that they are needed – are not what most critics seem to imagine Steve Read More >

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GMO Answers Kicks-off its Second Year with New Media

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To kick off our second year, GMO Answers is excited to share new videos, articles, and more of our popular visual mythbusters! Here are some examples of our new content. On the Studies and Articles page at GMOAnswers.com, we recently posted  a blog piece by Richard Green intended to help readers understand what scientific consensus really means. In his article, Green also lists a number of “well-respected” organizations and shares their statements supporting the safety of GMO Read More >

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GMO Answers Celebrates A Successful One Year Anniversary

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Half a Million Visits to Date! We are very excited to celebrate the one year anniversary of GMO Answers, with more than half a million visits to date! One year ago, the agricultural biotechnology industry committed to an open, transparent dialogue about GMOs, launching a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. Since then, over 700 questions have been asked at GMOAnswers.com Read More >

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Global Perspectives on the Benefits of Biotech Crops

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Three farmers, each from a different developing country, recently shared their perspectives on GMO Answers about how biotech crops can contribute to improved food security – growing more food using fewer resources, with seeds that help farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. Gilbert Arap Bor writes how biotech seeds, currently banned in Kenya, could help address devastating yield loss due to plant disease: In Kenya, there is hope that 2014 will bring a lifting of Read More >

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