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Interactive Science Communication Sessions at 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit

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The 2014 Summit will be held September 16-18, 2014, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Delivering your information about science discoveries to the public is as important as the discoveries themselves, so attendees will get the opportunity to hone their communications techniques during specially produced programming at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit. “Attendees will hear directly from experts the strategies of how to effectively communicate around animal biotechnology,” said David Read More >

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California GMO Labeling Bill Fails; Means Win for Consumers

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Patrick McGreevy of The Los Angeles Times reported on SB 1381, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act. This bill would establish a requirement for companies to disclose if foods sold in California are “genetically engineered” (for raw commodities) to “produced with genetic engineering” or “partially produced with genetic engineering” (for processed foods). McGreevy reaffirmed that the California GMO labeling bill failed in the Senate, 19-16, “just two votes short of the majority Read More >

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Washington Post: GM Crops can “Improve the Lives of Millions”

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Many anti-GMO advocates cite their opposition to the technology because they see agribusiness focused mainly on making a profit However, “the application of current biotechnological tools to agriculture offers a wide array of benefits, benefits that are only beginning to be seen,” according to the editorial board at the Washington Post. In a recent editorial, titled “Genetically Modified Crops Could Help Improve the Lives of Millions”, the editors of the Washington Post argued how consumers Read More >

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IFIC Survey: Americans’ Satisfaction with Current Food Labels Remains High

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The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) released its 2014 “Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology” Survey which explores U.S. adult consumers’ awareness, perceptions, and behaviors with respect to various aspects of plant and animal biotechnology, modern agriculture, and sustainability. The Survey was fielded by Market Strategies International of Livonia, Mich., between March 28 and April 7, 2014, and involved 1,000 U.S. adults polled using an online survey tool. Results were weighted based on gender, age, race, education, Read More >

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Are GMOs the Climategate of the Left?

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I’ve heard the word “momentum” a lot lately. Vermont signed its GMO labeling law on May 8. Voters in Jackson County, Oregon this week approved a ban on GMO cultivation, a move that will dictate to area farmers what they can and can’t grow. And just today, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) shepherded through the Appropriations Committee an amendment to mandate the labeling of the genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon, when it is approved by the FDA. Read More >

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