The Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) was established to provide independent, unbiased, and science-based evaluation of the risks and benefits of genetically modified agricultural products. The institute also provides strategies for mitigating the risks to safeguard consumers and the environment. It communicates the results of these activities to key policy and regulatory groups, private entities and the public in a transparent manner to build public trust.
BIGMAP is committed to developing the scientific safeguards and education needed to protect human health and the environment while introducing genetically engineering products and technology for economic development in Iowa and the U.S.
Website URL: http://www.bigmap.iastate.edu