Monthly Archives: July 2014

DOE Biomass 2014 Conference Highlights Renewable Chemicals

Brent Erickson

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted its seventh annual conference—Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy, focusing on innovative technologies, financing strategies, and public policies needed to grow the bioeconomy. Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial and Environmental Section, spoke at a Plenary Session titled Policy Challenges and Opportunities for Growing the Bioeconomy, at which the head’s of several Washington trade groups discussed meeting the challenges and leveraging opportunities that Read More >

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Biotech CEOs Speak Out on JOBS Act Success

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Enacted in April 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act makes the pathway to capital formation more attainable for small biotechnology companies, clearing the way for American innovation and ingenuity by removing bureaucratic hurdles and red tape to speed cures and medical breakthroughs to patients. The JOBS Act reached a major milestone last week, with the 100th company going public under its provisions. On October 7th at the 13th Annual BIO Investor Forum, we Read More >

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GMO Answers Celebrates A Successful One Year Anniversary

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Half a Million Visits to Date! We are very excited to celebrate the one year anniversary of GMO Answers, with more than half a million visits to date! One year ago, the agricultural biotechnology industry committed to an open, transparent dialogue about GMOs, launching a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. Since then, over 700 questions have been asked at GMOAnswers.com Read More >

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Former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Speaks Out for Animal Ag

Richard Raymond

The Former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, Dr. Richard Raymond, recently argued for greater support around animal ag technology as a  tool that can help feed a rapidly growing world population. Meatingplace.com published his piece Animal Ag Needs Safe Technologies to Feed Growing Population. “The key word is SAFE. Technology must be safe for the animals, for us humans and for our environment or I will not endorse it. “Many anti-animal agriculture folks talk a Read More >

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Agri-Pulse Asserts that Regulatory Delays are Smothering Biotech Innovation

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Agri-Pulse recently published a notable guest opinion editorial by Mark Wagoner,a third generation farmer in Walla Walla County, Washington, and a volunteer board member for Truth About Trade & Technology. Titled Biotech Regulatory Delays Smothering Innovation, Wagoner argues that Brazil is beating the rest of the planet in having an effective biotechnology regulatory system.  He comments that “no country approves safe crops with the newest ag biotech innovations with more speed than Brazil.” Where does the United Read More >

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