Adin Richards
Adin Richards
Biosecurity Fellow

Adin Richards is a biosecurity fellow at the Institute for Progress where he researches how U.S. policy can increase global food system resilience.

Adin writes about agricultural technology and innovation, food security, and disaster preparedness. His current focus is on how U.S. policies can increase food system resilience to disasters such as climate shocks, trade disruptions, crop pests and pathogens, and future pandemics.

He has previously advised U.S. policymakers on preparedness plans for maintaining food supplies during pandemics, worked on crop modeling for ALLFED, helped design biosecurity curricula for students interested in careers in pandemic prevention and preparedness, and worked as a research assistant in a paleoclimate lab focused on tropical temperature changes since the Last Glacial Maximum.

Adin is a current undergraduate at Brown University working toward degrees in Geology-Biology and Public Health.

Emerging Technology
Unlocking American Agricultural Innovation
There is still lots of low-hanging fruit in crop biotechnology
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Infrastructure
How Biofuel Mandates Raise Food and Energy Prices
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Biosecurity
How to Maintain Food Supplies in Future Pandemics
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