Monthly Archives: May 2009

Opportunity Costs

The Washington Post this week reported on a carbon-credit proposal being put forward by Ecuador for consideration in UNFCCC Climate Change Talks. Ecuador is asking for carbon credits in exchange for leaving undisturbed one-fifth of its petroleum reserves, which are located beneath a protected national park that is part of the Amazon rainforest. The proposal is similar to one put forward by Brazil last August, called the Amazon Fund, which asks foreign countries to donate Read More >

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Already Looking Ahead to BIO 2010 in Chicago

The whirlwind of the BIO 2009 International Convention has come to a close. For the first time in a week I’m not rushing, racing, talking or being interviewed. I thought the Convention was a huge success and that’s what everyone who offered me their opinions seemed to be saying. Despite the economic recession, we had well over 14,000 attendees. The Business Forum was humming with something like 15,000 one-on-one meetings. For me it started last Read More >

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More Indirect Effects from Oil

In the California Air Resources Board (ARB) hearing on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, the ARB staff insisted that they looked at the indirect carbon effects of oil but couldn’t find any. In a recent post on this blog, I suggested that they should subscribe to National Geographic Magazine. But that isn’t the only news outlet where they could find evidence of indirect effects. This morning’s EE News had links to several stories detailing indirect Read More >

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Bloggers Cover IP at the 2009 International Convention

Both Patent Baristas and Patent Docs wrote up some great analyses of the ip sessions at the 2009 BIO International Convention. Visit www.patentbaristas.com and www.patentdocs.net to view their posts on patent reform, biosimilars, healthcare reform, USPTO reform efforts, and more.

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CONVENTION UPDATE: GE Animals Challenges and Solutions

By Val Giddings The emerging field of genetically engineered (GE) animals faces challenges and opportunities for success. At BIO’s International Convention, this session took a look at some of the current and future challenges.  Greg Jaffe, Director of the Biotechnology Project for Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) was invited to participate in the panel discussion as CSPI has always been supportive of animal biotechnology, but emphatic that an appropriate regulatory system be Read More >

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