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Gregory Conko

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Gregory Conko

Executive Director

Gregory Conko is the executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he helps lead the organization’s strategic planning and manages its day-to-day operations. He previously spent over a decade as a senior fellow at CEI, conducting research and advocacy on food and drug regulation, biotechnology policy, and public health.

Conko was co-author of the 2013 American Council on Science and Health study, Food and You: A Guide to Modern Agricultural Biotechnology. He served as a principal investigator for the California Council on Science and Technology’s 2002 report, Benefits and Risks of Food Biotechnology. And his 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 such journals as Nature Biotechnology, Transgenic Research, Health Matrix: Journal of Law & Medicine, and the Cumberland Law Review, and in newspapers like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

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. Prior to joining CEI, Conko was a research associate with the Capital Research Center. He was a co-founder and member of the board of directors of the AgBioWorld Foundation in Auburn, Alabama. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son.

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