Gregory Conko is a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where his research focuses on issues of food and pharmaceutical safety regulation and the general treatment of health risks in public policy. His particular interest is in the debate over the safety of biotechnology and bioengineered food. Conko is also co-founder and vice president of the Auburn, Alabama-based AgBioWorld Foundation, a nonprofit that provides information to teachers, journalists, policymakers and the public about developments in plant science, biotechnology and sustainable agriculture.
In addition to writing The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution, Conko has contributed to academic journals, newspaper articles and television and radio programs. He is a member of the board of scientific and policy advisors for the American Council on Science and Health and has been recognized by several organizations for his leadership in biotechnology. Conko received his JD from the George Mason University School of Law.