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CONVENTION UPDATE: Focus is on Yields, Technology and Supportive Policy Environment to Meet Food & Fuel Demands

By Val Giddings When Joachim Schneider (Head of Life Sciences for Bayer Crop Science and BIO’s new Chairman for Food & Ad) opened the panel on “Agricultural Production:  Meeting the Sustainability Challenge,” he made it clear that today’s challenge is to increase productivity and while dealing with climate change.  Will future production keep pace with demand?  How can we meet food and fuel challenges? “We need to marry global science with global scale to produce Read More >

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Countdown to Convention (part II)

Hosted by BIO, the global event for biotechnology will take place May 18-21, 2009, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., and is expected to draw 15,000 industry leaders from around the world. The convention program will feature more than 150 sessions in 21 breakout session tracks highlighting the latest information and the newest opportunities for executives, investors, scientists, policy leaders, and media from around the world. More than 1,000 speakers will share Read More >

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Countdown to Convention

Hosted by BIO, the global event for biotechnology will take place May 18-21, 2009, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., and is expected to draw close to 20,000 industry leaders from around the world.  The convention program features more than 150 sessions in 21 breakout session tracks highlighting the latest information and the newest opportunities for executives, investors, scientists, policy leaders, and media from around the world. More than 1,000 speakers will Read More >

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Earth Day 2009: Ten Ways Biotechnology is Helping to Save the Planet

In recognition of Earth Day, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) we are encouraging people to think beyond the usual ways we can help save the Earth by highlighting ten ways biotechnology is contributing to a more environmentally sustainable world.      Biotech breakthroughs help reduce air emissions and water pollution while enabling the development of sustainable, Earth-friendly products.  “Earth Day is a day to appreciate the beauty and health of our planet and recognize the critical role Read More >

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EU Farmers Have High Hopes for Obama

Forbes ran a commentary April 2nd authored by Maria Gabriela Cruz, a Portuguese grower of biotech maize, urging Obama to help facilitate change in EU attitudes on biotech crops. When Obama visited Europe recently – for the first time as president – he enjoyed high approval ratings among Europeans, especially in Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Russia. “What these supporters may not realize is that Obama is an advocate of agricultural biotechnology – a field Read More >

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