Monthly Archives: August 2009

Touring Local Biotech Companies with Former Governor Dean

Touring Local Biotech Companies with Former Governor Dean

Last week I spent a fascinating day with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and three Members of the Maryland Congressional delegation.  First, along with local Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R, MD-6), we visited MedImunne’s brand new biologic manufacturing facility in Frederick. The half billion dollar facility is nearly complete and will employ 350 people manufacturing the company’s monoclonal antibody, Synagis. This product helps prevent lower respiratory disease from a common virus which in vulnerable children, particularly Read More >

Jim's Corner  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post

America’s Food Crisis: Time Magazine Has No Clue

How disappointing to read Bryan Walsh’s uninformed and inaccurate article (“America’s Food Crisis and How to Fix It,” August 31, 2009).  Not only is he clueless as to what sustainable agriculture is, he doesn’t even get organic right.  Organic is defined in U.S. law and regulations and does allow the use of chemicals (yes, they tend to be “natural” chemicals, but they are still chemicals.)   Sustainable agriculture also is defined in U.S. law, and the Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  2 Comments  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags:

Patently BIOtech  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags:

Biofuels & Climate Change  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: