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Explore IFIC’s “Future of Food” Blog Series

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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. They envision a future where credible science drives food policy-making decisions and consumer choice.  In a four-part blog series, IFIC looks at the future of food and the innovative technologies that will take it there: “When looking ahead to the foods of tomorrow, most Americans are excited about the idea of futuristic food technologies. Read More >

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GMO Labeling Next Steps: “USDA is Preparing for the Onslaught.”

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306 to 117 to pass legislation that preempts Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate. The bipartisan agreement reached by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow allows information on GMOs to be disclosed either on food packages or electronically (via QR code or other digital link). While the bill has been sent to the White House for final signature, the battle is far from over according to Politico. In Read More >

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BIO Applauds Federal Approach to GMO Disclosure

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BIO applauds today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a federal, uniform approach to GMO disclosure.  The House voted 306-117 shortly after noon today, sending the long-debated bill to President Obama’s desk for signature. “The Congress’ strong, bipartisan support for a national GMO labeling and disclosure solution is a win for consumers, farmers, businesses, and agricultural innovation,” said Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and CEO. “We commend the many leaders in the U.S. Read More >

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Innovation and Choice: Leading Today’s GMO Conversations

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To commemorate 20 years of biotech innovation, we invited a diverse group of experts in academia, agriculture, science and media to discuss “The Future of GMOs & Their Role in Sustainability.” During the discussion, experts explored the impact of biotechnology and what’s next in the future. Through lively discussion and debate, several key points came to light. Naomi Stevens, global head of Market Acceptance for Seeds at Bayer, notes that the farmers who produce our food Read More >

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A Sheep Named Dolly – A Look at the First Cloned Animal Twenty Years Later!

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On July 5, 1996, scientists at Scotland’s Roslin Institute announced that they had successfully cloned the first animal from an adult cell — a sheep named Dolly. Dolly was the first mammal to be successfully cloned using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technology. This technique makes it possible to produce multiple animals from a single donor, and involves transferring the genetic information from a cell from the body of an animal into an empty oocyte, or egg. Read More >

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