Author Archive: Caitlin Kennedy

Caitlin Kennedy

Caitlin Kennedy is a Manager in BIO’s Communications Department. She is a long-time native of the Washington, D.C. area and has worked at BIO since 2009.

Caitlin graduated the University of Delaware, where she studied Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Medicine. Caitlin has worked at such organizations as The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Communications and Quinn, Gillespie & Associates, Public Affairs.

What Caitlin likes best about BIO is working to bring awareness to the most recent and innovative therapies that can help save the lives of patients while bringing down the costs of health care.

She spends her free time working out to Shaun T’s Fitness DVDs, enjoying Jonah Hill’s authoritative guidance in the epicurean delights, and going on adventures with her dogs Murphy and Seamus.

Latest Posts

How Should We Go About Fixing Our Food System From The Ground Up?

admin-ajax-(1)

“I have a theory. It’s a theory about why we’re having such a misguided, unconstructive discussion about several hot-button food-related issues, GMOs first among them,” states Tamar Haspel in her recent Washington Post piece If GMOs aren’t the problem with our food system, then what is?. In her article, Haspel aims to answer the questions: leaving aside GMOs for the moment, what’s the problem with our food? How, in other words, should we go about fixing our food system, from Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Deadline for #BIOWC16 Call for Proposals is Fast Approaching!

BIO World Congress

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. The 2016 BIO World Congress will be held April 17-20, 2016 in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center. BIO is currently soliciting a proposal for the event. Leaders from the biotechnology, bioenergy, chemical, consumer products manufacturing, and agricultural industries, as well as academia and financial sectors, Read More >

Biofuels & Climate Change  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The GE Tomato May Make a Return

admin-ajax

The FLAVR SAVR tomato was the first genetically engineered crop product to be commercialized. In 1994, Calgene, a California based biotechnology company, brought the this first genetically engineered crop to market. The company’s researchers were able to inhibit a gene that produces a protein that makes a tomato get squishy. The introduction of the FLAVR SAVR tomato into the market created a good deal of controversy and consumer resistance. Much of the hype surrounding genetically altered crops was created Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , ,

Spokeswomen Defending Biotechnology

sugar beets

Many consumers are confused, fearful and opposed to the use of biotechnology in food production. As a result, some food companies are removing ingredients derived from biotech seeds, which includes beet sugar. The cause of the problem is that anti-biotech activists have promoted a tremendous amount of misinformation attacking biotech crops for 20 years, without a strong rebuttal by producers and technology providers to counter or challenge them. While there are many elements to addressing Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , ,

Sugar from GM Sugarbeets is Not the Scariest Thing on Halloween

sugar beets

Every year Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween. Chocolate leads the group with 90 million pounds of it being sold during the prior week. Did you know that sugarbeet sugar accounts for approximately 20 percent of the world’s production of sugar? Sugarcane sugar accounts for the remaining amount. In her TheSweetTruth blog , sugarbeet farmer Laura cites that beet sugar represents 54 percent of domestic sugar production in the U.S. and that America’s sugar Read More >

Farmer Gene  |  Leave a comment  |  Email This Post
Tags: , , , , ,