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Take Action Now to Support Senator Pat Roberts’ GMO Labeling Bill!

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On Friday, February  19th, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts posted his GMO labeling bill which would block states from introducing their own labeling laws. The bill would also require the Agriculture Department to set national standards for voluntarily labeling of food and foods containing bioengineered (bill defines the term bioengineered) ingredients. Further, it requires USDA and the Health and Human Services Department to survey consumer knowledge about Ag Biotech to determine whether consumers have access Read More >

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Why Science Denialism Is Costing Us A Fortune

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GMO Answers Forbes blog has recently published a piece by Dr. Robb Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto. In “Why Science Denialism Is Costing Us A Fortune,” Dr. Fraley opens by arguing that climate change, vaccines and GMOs are popular targets of the war on science. In his piece, Dr. Fraley focuses on the financial costs of scientific denialism in the areas of vaccinations, climate change and genetically modified crops: In case Read More >

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BIO Members Collaborate to Produce MERS Treatment

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BIO member companies SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB) and Novovax, Inc. teamed up with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Naval Medical Research Center to treat the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. is an established, biopharmaceutical company that is leading the science and manufacturing of immunoglobulin therapies. Novavax, a clinical-stage vaccine company, is headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD and currently has vaccine candidates to treat a variety of infectious Read More >

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Sugar Beet Farmers Hope for Senate Action on GMO Preemption

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Discussions about a potential legislative solution to the GMO food labeling debate have prompted farmers to weigh in, especially sugar beet farmers who are concerned that some food companies are switching from beet sugar to cane sugar to avoid disclosing GMOs on their food labels. Philip Brasher writes for Agri-Pulse that leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee are working on a possible compromise bill that could head off state GMO labeling requirements, the first of Read More >

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Is Food and Farming Viewed in a Natural Light?

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When I stop to take a breath and step back before grading the current state of agriculture, it’s clear things are far from ideal in Hawaii. Despite making huge strides in the mainland these past few years, agriculture is still struggling to tell its story. The industry is constantly under attack from numerous activist groups who often mischaracterize it in a dark light. Farmers or AgVocates persistently receive verbal assaults or even have their crops Read More >

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