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The View from the States By Gene Harrington, BIO Director of State Government Affairs, Food & Agriculture

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Earlier this year, Inside the Beltway publications, other news outlets and activists wrote about the supposed inevitability of additional states enacting legislation in 2016 requiring the labeling of food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Almost halfway into the year – and after most state legislatures have adjourned – no state has adopted a GMO labeling bill this year.  In fact, no state has adopted mandatory GMO labeling legislation in more than two years.  As a Read More >

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Bzzz Bzzz: It’s National #PollinatorWeek!

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Nine years ago the U.S. Senate designated a week in June to recognize and address the urgent issue of rapidly declining pollinator populations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior has officially proclaimed that this week, June 20-26, is designated as National Pollinator Week for 2016! To celebrate, the USDA is hosting its seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival this Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The festival highlights Read More >

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The Search for Meaningful Work in Biotechnology

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The time to begin your search for a rewarding employment position is the day you register to go to a post-secondary institution. Why? Because the whole point of getting educated is to be able to apply what you learned in school in a job that values the knowledge and skills that you have developed. Getting educated is an investment in your future. Finding challenging and rewarding employment is the reward for that investment. When you Read More >

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How GMOS Can Help Us Do More With Less

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Doing more with less is the challenge of our age, and GMOs help to address that challenge when it comes to agriculture. We celebrated this year’s World Environment Day by launching the first of a series of informational infographics to show how GMOs help to conserve our resources and land. Launched in a column at Forbes.com, our series’ first infographic highlights how GMOs help protect the environment by allowing farmers to produce more crops, using Read More >

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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Ag Biotech at the BIO 2016 Conference

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In the years since biotech crops were first commercially planted in 1996, farmers worldwide have been enjoying their numerous agronomic, economic, and environmental benefits.  To celebrate 20 years of biotech successes CropLife International is organizing Table for Twenty events around the world throughout the year. These dinner dialogues are bringing together leading voices in agriculture, food policy, and science to reflect back and consider the future of farming. The Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Read More >

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