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Why I packed my bag and headed to NASDA 2015 in Hawaii

Lorie Farrell

As the head wrangler and ringleader for Hawaii Farmers & Ranchers United, an agriculture alliance based on Hawaii Island, it made sense to go and show support for Scott Enright; Hawaii’s Chair of the Department of Agriculture. It would have been remiss to pass up this opportunity to attend this annual convention full of Agriculture thought leaders. Due to the cost I had only planned on attending for one day but fate intervened and I Read More >

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Warning: Don’t Let Bio-Euphoria Distract You from Being Disciplined

DNA

This piece by Allan L. Shaw was originally published in Life Science Leader. We currently in a period I call “bio-euphoria,” in which the biopharmaceutical industry is experiencing growth in almost every area from market performance to patient-focused legislation. In parallel to this positive momentum, there has also been a notable shift in management and operational strategy by Big Pharma companies in an attempt to keep evolving with the market. These companies are taking creative Read More >

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Papayas in Paradise: Super powered fruit!

Lorie Farrell

As I drive into the fields in Keaau, I’m struck by the peaceful surroundings, the fields filled with growing papaya trees loaded with fruit. You can tell their age by how tall they are. At two years old, they’re about 10 feet tall and will grow another 10 feet per year until they reach approximately 40 feet tall; a height that is too tall to pick safely. The Rainbow papaya is a beautiful tree that Read More >

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Celebrating a Life-Saving Biotech Solution on World Mosquito Day

Mosquito pupae. World Mosquito Day.

Odds are the world’s deadliest animal is living in your home and you don’t know you are at risk. We do our best each day to make smart decisions to protect ourselves, our friends, our families and our neighbors from serious harm. But there is one danger lurking in many of our homes which is going unchecked. The Mosquito.  It beggars belief how a creature so small can be so dangerous, but mosquitoes kill one Read More >

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Got psoriasis? Get healthier with the National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation

This August, the National Psoriasis Foundation encourages people with psoriatic disease and those who love them to get healthier with our Psoriasis Awareness Month Wellness Challenge. If you have psoriasis, you’re already aware of its effects. You already know that psoriasis is not just a skin condition, but that’s it’s a systemic autoimmune disease that puts people at increased risk for heart disease, heart attack, obesity and depression, among other health risks. The good news Read More >

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