Monthly Archives: January 2010

What is our Role in Enhancing Global Food and Energy Security?

The world’s population is projected to reach 9.1 billion by the middle of this century. Feeding that number of people – in addition to producing animal feed, fiber and biofuels – will require a 70 percent increase in overall agricultural production (and nearly a 100 percent increase in the developing world). – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) That’s why it’s important to understand two things:  1) biotechnology helps to meet a growing Read More >

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Twitter Twang – January 27, 2010

@eDougBanks: In biotech? Boston Irish Business Assn. has MassBio CEO Bob Coughlin talking about theindustry: http://bibabiotech.eventbrite.com/ @matthiasfromm Oh, ‘Technology’ als “most trusted industry sector”, dann ‘Biotech/life sciences’ und ‘Health care’ (S. 9) #edeltrust http://bit.ly/n3Iv8 @CampusRXBio Emerging biotech industry says R.I. lacks job skills Faced with a lack of qualified workers, leaders in Rhode Island..http://short.to/14pk0 @biotechnology Bacteria Transformed into Biofuel Refineries: The bacteria responsible for most cases of food poisoning in the U.S…http://bit.ly/awfk77 @BiosearchTech New Blog Article! The Grand Ballet: Wine and Biotechnology http://bit.ly/dfrKJe @Boston_CP Read More >

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GE Rice in China

This week, Singularity Hub writes about Genetically modified or genetically engineered (GE) rice in China. “China grows a lot of rice – about 60 million tonnes a year. It also consumes most of that, only exporting around 1% of its crop. So, high demand for production with little fear of export restrictions? Sounds like a recipe for genetic modification. According to Reuters, China recently approved the commercial use of genetically modified rice and corn to Read More >

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Twitter Twang: January 26 2010

Here’s today’s Twitter Twang: @Dialed_In Bio Ohio launches scholarship program… http://dialedin.org/?p=2236 @sanera09 A New Way to Look for Diseases’ Genetic Roots http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/science/26gene.html @MassHighTech: Women to Watch winners list, virtual world startup top our most-read stories of the past week:http://bit.ly/MHTRead @SoCalBio Weekly Update (Jan 25, 2010) available now at http://bit.ly/d1ShRH @jamie_love The German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) was surprisingly cool at WIPO SCP this week. http://www.grur.de/ @CharlieRoseShow Tuesday 1/26 -Harrison Ford discusses his film “Extraordinary Measures” Read More >

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Seen at the Washington Auto Show: Advanced Fuel Cars

Novozymes today offered members of the media, government officials, VIPs and other attendees of the annual Washington Auto Show a chance to test drive of Chevy HHR powered (literally) by government waste. The fuel used in the car was produced from government office wastepaper and waste cardboard by Fiberight. Novozymes President Adam Monroe previewed the effort on Clean Skies TV. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJEqwDtq48Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0] Also at the show, auto parts maker Ricardo Inc. is displaying a GMC Sierra Read More >

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