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Transgenic Mosquito Ready to Join War on Zika Virus

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A number of media outlets are reporting on the mosquito-borne Zika virus and how concern is growing as cases are identified within the United States. Officials at the World Health Organization said Thursday that the Zika virus is “is now spreading explosively” with the disease in 23 countries and territories in the Americas, according to a CNN report. A Reuters report offers hope that a genetically modified mosquito can reduce the proliferation of mosquitoes spreading Read More >

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“Why University-Industry Collaborations in Biotechnology Matter”

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Last week, GMO Answers published a piece on the GMO Answers Forbes blog by Anthony M. Boccanfuso, president of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership. The blog was is titled “Why University-Industry Collaborations in Biotechnology Matter” and provides an overview of university-industry collaborations and how they are creating innovation. “Collaboration encourages the transfer of university research findings into innovative products that can benefit society and stimulate economic growth.” – Boccanfuso Read here in its entirety Mr. Boccanfuso’s blog Why Read More >

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States Shouldn’t Undermine A Pathway to A Federal Solution to the GMO Disclosure Issue

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The year is not yet a month old but several state legislatures are already considering state GMO labeling bills. In Maine, the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is holding a work session today on a pair of GMO labeling bills that carried over from 2015. On Tuesday, January 26th, the New Hampshire House Committee on Environment and Agriculture is holding a hearing on a GMO labeling bill that was introduced earlier this year. Meanwhile, Read More >

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CBS News Reports: “Food Fight Over GMOs”

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On Sunday, January 17, 2016, CBS’s Barry Peterson reports on the ongoing food labeling debate around genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The segment addresses whether or not GMOs are really unsafe for consumers or are certain groups neglecting and ignoring the scientific basis around genetically modified crops. In the video, CBS reports that such prestigious scientific organizations as the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, and the National Academy of Sciences all say hundreds of peer-reviewed studies Read More >

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“I am Not Your Typical Pro-GMO advocate”

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GMOA Answers recently published an opinion piece on its Forbes blog titled “How Biotech Will Help Achieve Zero Hunger”. Written by Kimberly Flowers, director of the Global Food Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., the piece addresses how biotechnology is one of the possible solutions to eradicate hunger. Flowers argues that population growth is a significant threat to global food security but can be tackled with the help Read More >

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