New Platform for Innovation in Food and Agriculture Launches, Invites Broad Conversation

  • On January 17, 2019

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) are pleased to announce the launch of Innovature, a new platform to spark a thoughtful dialogue around innovation in food and agriculture, with an initial focus on gene editing. Growing understanding of gene editing is spurring new developments in food and agriculture to address some of our most pressing societal challenges.

“Through Innovature and other efforts, we aim to go beyond one-directional communication to engage key influencers in a dialogue around shared values,” said Andy LaVigne, ASTA President & CEO. “Our goal is to cultivate broad-based partnerships in order to fully realize the potential of evolving innovation in plant and animal breeding for the benefit of our health, our planet, and our food.”

Innovature is a resource for those interested in learning more about and engaging in a conversation around the benefits of innovation in food and agriculture. Currently, the platform is focused on gene editing, but it will grow to incorporate additional innovations in food and agriculture as they develop. For more information, to pose questions or to suggest stories, please visit or follow @InnovatureNow.