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Bacteria and Innovation

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Bacteria get a pretty bad rap. Most people associate them with disease, or making food spoil.  But in reality, bacteria serve a vital function in nature. And while it is true that some bacteria like Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax, it is also true that others such as a bacteria called Rhizobia convert free nitrogen into a form that the plants can use in order to grow. As our latest article in Forbes, Bacteria Are Revolutionizing Read More >

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Anti-Science Crusade Targets GE Salmon (again)

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Mainstream media outlets – including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal – covered the announcement by the Center for Food Safety that it and other groups are asking a federal court to stop the FDA’s approval of the genetically engineered AquAdvantage Salmon. In a lawsuit filed on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the groups, which also include Food and Water Watch, Earthjustice and Friends of the Earth, Read More >

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GMO Labeling Reform – Let’s Try it Again

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Former Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Agriculture, Marshall Matz, recently published an opinion editorial arguing that the world will find it much “more difficult, if not impossible, to feed itself in the years ahead unless it continues to use the most modern science to increase the food supply and make agriculture more sustainable.” AgriPulse published the piece which also contends that transparency is also important in modern America, so Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Plenary Program: Day 2

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 marks Day 2 of the 13th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology! BIO has two great plenary programs scheduled for this day. The Breakfast Plenary Session, Developing a Renewable Chemical Value Chain in the Face of Low Fossil Fuel Prices, will discuss the latest advances in renewable chemicals, including innovative biological processes, new feedstock inputs, market development and how strategic partnerships are changing the renewable chemicals landscape. This panel will Read More >

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Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law: A Farmers Perspective

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In a recent piece, Vermont Dairy Farmer Joanna Lidback offers insight into the economic consequences of mandatory GMO labeling in her home state. Lidback looks at the consequences farmers, food producers, and families in Vermont and across the country face as more companies are forced to comply with the new law. Posted on the Iowa Farm Bureau site page, Joanna Lidback discusses how Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law will burden food insecure families, create a confusing patchwork of Read More >

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