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Gregory Conko


Gregory Conko

Executive Director

Greg Conko is the executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His policy research at CEI focuses on biotechnology, 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 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 is a member on the Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors for the American Council on Science and Health, and serves 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 cited on the Nature Biotechnology's list of “Who’s Who in Biotechnology.” Nature Biotechnology is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal published each month.

In 2014, Conko celebrated 20 years with CEI. Prior to joining the organization, he was a research associate with the Capital Research Center. Conko received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from American University.



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