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Biotech and Food Security – Distinguished Scientist Justifies this Relationship

Dr. Nina Federoff

One of the most distinguished scientists in the public policy sphere is warning that “the increasing vilification of GM foods as a marketing tool by the organic food industry” may be “the most counterproductive development” in the effort to increase food production to meet the needs of a population projected to approach 10 billion in 35 years, according to a recent piece published in AgriPulse. In her reputable journal article, “Food in a future of Read More >

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Could GMOs Save Endangered Plants and Animals?

Restoring the American Chestnut, GE Trees

According to Biologist William Powell, the answer is yes. Dr. Powell says that the best way to revive the American chestnut tree, one of the most common trees in the country until a fungal blight effectively erased it from the landscape, could be genetic engineering. “I think if we can’t get this tree deregulated and out in a restoration program, you’re not going to get any genetically engineered tree out,” says Powell, co-director with forest Read More >

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Vote for the Buzz of BIO at BIF 2015

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Voting is now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO Investor Forum. The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. One winner will be chosen from each of two categories: “Early Stage Entrepreneurs” and “Late Stage Leaders”. You can vote once per day in each category from now until Friday, August 28 at 5 p.m. Read More >

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Politico: Carter’s Cancer Care Reflects Improved Drug Treatments

Jimmy Carter, Wikimedia Commons, The Commonwealth Club

This week, Politico’s Jason Millman highlights the treatment and care that Jimmy Carter is receiving for the melanoma that doctors found in his brain this month. The care he is receiving reflects improved drug treatments through a new class of breakthrough drugs that is changing the nature of how doctors and patients approach cancer care. Millman raises the issue of end of life care, a debate that he asserts ‘too often ignores patients’ wishes and brings Read More >

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GMO Answers Celebrates #NationalHoneybeeDay

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In recognition of the crucial role that honey bees play in pollinating agricultural crops, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack officially declared in August, 2009 that August 22 would become National Honey Bee Awareness Day. National Honey Bee Awareness Day was started by beekeepers in the United States to build community awareness of the bee industry. Bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion in added crop value and is an essential component of the production of more Read More >

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