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Gregory Conko


Gregory Conko

Executive Director

Greg Conko is Executive Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Additionally, his policy research at CEI focuses on biotechnology and bioengineered foods and pharmaceutical safety regulation, as well as health risk and public policy.

Conko’s book, The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution, co-authored with Henry I. Miller, was named by Barron’s as one of the 25 best books of 2004. His other writings have appeared in  Nature Biotechnology, Transgenic Research, Politics and the Life Sciences, the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, and the Cumberland Law Review, and in newspapers like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Conko is also cofounder, Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of the AgBioWorld Foundation. He also serves as a member on the Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors for the American Council on Science and Health, as well as serving as the principal investigator for the California Council on Science and Technology’s 2002 report, Benefits and Risks of Food Biotechnology. In 2006, he was named by the journal Nature Biotechnology to its short list of “Who’s Who in Biotechnology”

Conko is celebrating 20 years with CEI. Prior to joining the Institute, he was a research associate with the Capital Research Center, as well as receiving his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law and receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from American University.”



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