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The GMO Controversy

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Our ability to bioengineer insect and viral resistance, biofortify crops for enriched nutrition, create edible vaccines and enhance photosynthesis for greater yield, is being hindered by one controversial application of genetic engineering: herbicide tolerance. Grow More Foundation’s mission is to provide education, promote awareness and establish transparency of biotechnology in agriculture. Unlike technological and biomedical advances, biotechnological innovations are not so readily accepted by society. We believe that an independent review of each application of genome editing and genetic engineering is not only important for public understanding, but also necessary. We are 501©(3) non-profit organization comprised of internationally recognized scientists that aim to scientifically evaluate safety, assess the environmental impact and transparently review bioengineered traits, publishing the data for all to see. We engage the public, regulatory bodies and industry world-wide to enable and encourage an open dialogue to ensure food safety and security for all.

Dr. Kate M. Creasey was born and grew up in the countryside of Lincolnshire, England. She read Immunology at The University of Leicester (‘05) and earned her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from The University of Edinburgh (‘09). In the Spring of ’09 she joined Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and pursued postdoctoral research in molecular genetics. Notably, Creasey and colleagues discovered a novel pathway for transposon regulation in plants. In the fall of 2016 she joined the faculty of Stony Brook University and is a Professor of Statistics and Molecular Biology. In 2017 she became President of Grow More Foundation, a 501©(3) non-profit organization based on Long Island, NY.

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