Forthcoming CAST Publications

March 2, 2018

On March 22-23 in Washington, D.C., CAST will roll out a timely publication about biotech regulations. This issue paper will (1) give a historical background about biotech crop safety, (2) inform the public of the barriers for small companies and academic institutions to deregulate biotech crops, (3) influence federal policies that have led to the high degree of expensive and intrusive regulations, (4) examine the options for more streamlined and scientifically based approaches, (5) discuss the regulation of technologies on the frontier such as CRISPR/Cas and genetically engineered animals, and (6) provide information that the general public can understand regarding the importance of genetically engineered plants and animals for prosperity and food safety.

In late April, CAST will feature its task force report about animal welfare: Scientific, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Farm Animal Welfare.

In early May, CAST will release a special publication about Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Health Benefits and Dietary Recommendations. In this CAST "Top 50 Food Questions" video, we get basic information about omega 3s and omega 6s