- give a historical background about biotech crop safety,
- inform the public of the barriers for small companies and academic institutions to deregulate biotech crops,
- influence federal policies that have led to the high degree of expensive and intrusive regulations,
- examine the options for more streamlined and scientifically based approaches,
- discuss the regulation of technologies on the frontier such as CRISPR/Cas and genetically engineered animals, and
- provide information that the general public can understand regarding the importance of genetically engineered plants and animals for prosperity and food safety.