Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pro-GMO Labeling Business Faces Own Labeling Dilemma

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 “Dr. Bronner’s should spend more time worrying about their own labels.” The Center for Consumer Freedom recently published an interesting piece on Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and his run in with the FDA.  You may know that Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps is an outspoken advocate of the scientifically suspect “GMO labeling” movement.  In a warning letter to the company, the FDA states: “Based on our review of the product label, we have determined that your product is promoted for conditions that Read More >

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Pitts Sounds off on Biosimilar Naming

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This week, the Food and Drug Law Institute published a white paper – Biosimilar Nomenclature: Can we achieve the truth, the whole truth, & nothing but the truth? – outlining key considerations around the naming of biosimilars. Peter J. Pitts, President, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and Former Associate Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration, asserts that ‘those who view distinctive biosimilar nomenclature naming as either contrary to safety or anti-competitive are addressing Read More >

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Monoculture: Why GMOs Aren’t a Cause

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Monoculture: Why GMOs Aren’t a Cause Do GMO crops “foster monoculture?” GMO Answers independent expert, Steve Savage, addresses this common criticism of modern agriculture. “Monoculture” isn’t the right term to use to describe the relevant issues – it’s really about a limited crop rotation History and economics are the drivers behind this phenomenon, not crop biotechnology The solutions – to the extent that they are needed – are not what most critics seem to imagine Steve Read More >

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4 Benefits of Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals

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For centuries, plants have served as a natural source of treatments and therapies. New advances in biotechnology make it possible to turn plants into “factories” that produce therapeutic proteins for use in the manufacture of biologics. The potential of plant-made pharmaceuticals to combat life-threatening diseases has been in the news recently as they may be helpful in treating Ebola. Developing therapeutic proteins in plants can be a safer, more efficient and cost-effective method of protein Read More >

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Back to School: Consider a STEM Career

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With school resuming for many throughout the country this week, one question that may be on a lot of students’ minds (not to mention their parents) is how to ensure their education best prepares them for a successful career down the road. For high school and college students considering which major to choose, a new survey from PayScale, reported by the Washington Post, offers a revealing look at which majors are most (and least) likely Read More >

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