Monthly Archives: April 2014

Earth Day 2014: Biotech Makes Farming Earth-Friendly

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On Tuesday, April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day, and the biotech industry celebrates the many ways that technology has helped to revolutionize farming and make it more environmentally friendly. Not only are the world’s farmers producing more food than ever before, we’re able to do it in ways that conserve water, preserve soil nutrients, lessen the need for pesticide applications and reduce carbon emissions. Reducing Emissions No-till or low-till agriculture, in limited use prior Read More >

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Unrealistic Assumptions Lead to Unsustainable Results for Corn Stover

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There is a growing body of independent research reporting the results of practical field trials for corn stover harvesting, switchgrass production, and other sources of advanced and cellulosic biofuels. This research has led to guidelines and measurement tools for sustainably harvesting crop residues, in order to ensure soil health. The main point of this decade-old area of research is to help farmers know their fields and to engage in sustainable harvesting practices. Companies planning to Read More >

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BIO Announces Cleantech Investor Speakers for 2014 World Congress

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Emerging companies to showcase their ground-breaking achievements  A selective group of CEOs and COOs from emerging industrial biotechnology companies will present new technologies, accomplishments, and business cases during the Clean Tech Investor Sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today. “The Clean Tech Investor Sessions at BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will help facilitate these much need investment opportunities for emerging companies while granting investors a first-hand look into some of Read More >

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BIO Expands its Statement of Ethical Principles

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Last year marked the 20th Anniversary of the BIO International Convention. In her keynote as the newly elected Chair of BIO, Rachel King emphasized BIO members’ commitment to delivering bigger lifesaving and life changing breakthroughs in medicine, agriculture and energy. “Delivering breakthroughs is at the heart of who we are,” King said in her speech, while also noting the need to effectively convey BIO’s message. “As we work to deliver breakthroughs … we must work Read More >

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Oregon Debates GMOs (Again!)

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A while back, Oregon looked at becoming the first state in the nation to require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients. Fortunately, the measure was voted dead 71 to 29, and many predicted that the issue would never rise again. However, now a new anti-GMO measure has popped up in “The Beaver State”. A group of local farmers has been successfully able to get a GMO cultivation ban (Measure 15-119) on the ballot for Read More >

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