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Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for Synthetic Biology

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Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety and the ETC Group (or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) have launched a campaign to frighten consumers and consumer product companies about synthetic biology. The groups are following a well-worn campaign formula, threatening individual consumer product companies with boycotts to force them to abandon biotechnology. The groups’ campaign has resulted in some inconsistent advice for consumers. Friends of the Earth recently advocated the use of palm oil in Read More >

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The “Other Issues to Worry About” vs. GMO’s

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We don’t label foods for pesticides, fertilizers or these other “conventional” food-production technologies. Only genetically engineered food is considered unconventional; it’s what the big labeling-law movement is all about these days. Why is that? Largely because groups of people have managed to make it an issue, not because it’s the one big dangerous thing happening with our food – The LA Times, Karin Klein Last week, the Los Angeles Times released an opinion blog with Read More >

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BIO Presents at 2014 Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts

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Last week marked the annual Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Meeting of Experts in Geneva. The BWC is a multi-national treaty prohibiting the manufacture of biological weapons, and also contains provisions related to national implementation and multi-national coordination for preparedness and assistance. Each year a Meeting of Experts takes place to discuss ongoing issues related to the implementation of the treaty. This year, for the first time ever, BIO was invited to present on novel technologies Read More >

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GMO Answers Kicks-off its Second Year with New Media

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To kick off our second year, GMO Answers is excited to share new videos, articles, and more of our popular visual mythbusters! Here are some examples of our new content. On the Studies and Articles page at GMOAnswers.com, we recently posted  a blog piece by Richard Green intended to help readers understand what scientific consensus really means. In his article, Green also lists a number of “well-respected” organizations and shares their statements supporting the safety of GMO Read More >

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Buzz of BIO to recognize the most innovative companies at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum™

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Nominations are now open for the Buzz of BIO at the 2014 BIO Investor Forum. The Buzz of BIO contest recognizes highly innovative companies in the biotech sector and helps position these companies to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. Ten biotechs will be nominated in each of two categories – Early Stage Entrepreneurs and Late Stage Leaders. Early-stage companies looking for their next financing round or late-stage private companies hoping to make the valuable Read More >

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