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Science Committee Hearing Examines the “Science of Zika”

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From yellow fever, to dengue fever, to Nile Virus – humans are constantly under siege from new mosquito-transmitted diseases.” – House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing to examine the science of the Zika virus and the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the disease. During the “Science of Zika: The DNA of an Epidemic,” experts testified on the science Read More >

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GMO Answers: How One Farmer Decides Which Seeds are Best for His Farm

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When it comes to GMOs, you’ll hear a lot of arguments about why they are “bad” and should be avoided. Some of these claims are health-related, others about environmental sustainability. And, some make incorrect claims about farmers’ ability to choose the seeds they grow on their farms, alleging that seed companies lock farmers into contracts and force them to buy specific products. Most people might learn about seeds in a grade school science class, but Read More >

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We’ve Just Planted the World’s 5-Billionth Acre of GM Crops

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The world’s farmers have passed a remarkable milestone: We’ve just planted the world’s 5-billionth acre of genetically modified crops. We don’t know exactly where it happened or even on what day it occurred. But we know that it must have taken place this spring, probably in the northern hemisphere, according to statistics maintained by the Global Farmer Network (formerly Truth About Trade & Technology), which has tracked the global planting and harvesting of these remarkable Read More >

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NAS Report Upholds Safety of GE Crops and Foods

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“Sweeping statements about GE crops are problematic because issues related to them are multidimensional” – The NAS Committee on GE Crops On May 17, 2016, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its nearly 400 page report, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects, which examined a range of questions and opinions about the economic, agronomic, health, safety, or other effects of genetically engineered (GE) crops and food. The NAS Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops Read More >

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BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit Becomes Animal Biotech Summit!

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BIO has officially announced that the 2016 BIO Animal Biotech Summit will be held September 21-23, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland at the Bethesda Marriott. The Summit recurrently attracts key industry stakeholders including CEOs and executives, industry and academic scientists in biomedical, veterinary, wildlife and agricultural fields, government regulators and policymakers, and investors. “BIO has chosen ‘One Health,’ as the theme for the 2016 Animal Biotech Summit, underlining the interdependence between human, animal, and environmental health,” said Read More >

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