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2014 LBS: Improving Communications Around Animal Biotech

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Day 1 of BIO’s 2014 Livestock Biotech Summit began with a wonderful opening presentation by BIO’s own Cathy Enright, Executive Vice President of Food and Agriculture. Enright discussed that while genetic engineering has been around for years, it is more publicly accepted when used as part of biomedical applications but controversial when learned that it can be used in food production. In her presentation, “GMOs - Changing the Conversation,” she argued on the importance of being transparent with the public and to not Read More >

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CA State Senate Pass Redundant Bill Banning GM Salmon

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On August 31, the California legislative session officially ended fortunately with no further attempts by Senator Evans to pass a GMO labeling bill. However, AB- 504 (Assemblyman Chesbro’s ban on propagation of genetically modified salmon) did pass the Senate and is on Governor Brown’s desk. Specifically, this bill would prohibit hatchery production and stocking of transgenic fish in California waters and would define “transgenic” for these purposes. Existing law requires the California Fish and Game Read More >

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IP Rights to Newsworthy Keynotes, BIO Takes a Fresh Look into Animal Biotech

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September 16-18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD BIO will showcase a series of unique sessions at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit, including a panel highlighting the value of intellectual property in animal biotechnology. Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights to help spur innovation and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health. BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit will be Read More >

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GMO Labeling: a Debate for the Well-Fed

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BIO wanted to bring to your attention a great piece by Dr. Richard Raymond, former USDA undersecretary for food safety and scheduled keynoter at this month’s BIO Livestock Biotech Summit. Dr. Raymond wrote for the Feedstuffs Foodlink blog a commentary on the push to source non-GM products and the drive for mandatory labeling: Ben & Jerry’s, which dishes out pricey ice cream, long ago made the claim that its products are made with milk from cows that were not Read More >

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Summit to Explore Livestock Biotech Advances

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Brenda Schmidt reported for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader on the upcoming BIO Livestock Biotech Summit: A former undersecretary of agriculture for food safety, Richard Raymond, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit in Sioux Falls. In addition, James Murray, professor of animal science and population health at the University of California at Davis, also will give a key presentation. Gov. Dennis Daugaard will welcome those in attendance. The summit will Read More >

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