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Food Before Fuel Is a Fight Between the States

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Large swaths of the United States have experienced extreme and exceptional drought conditions this year. And the USDA has predicted lower yields and supply for corn through the remainder of the year. This has touched off a revival of the food before fuel debate, with very few speaking up on behalf of the fuel side. Governors from eight states – Delaware, Maryland, Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia – have written EPA Read More >

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Playing Politics: Political Pitfalls for Animal Biotechnology

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This year’s BIO Livestock Biotech Summit featured a session called Political Pitfalls for Animal Biotechnology. Moderator Dr. Cathleen Enright, BIO’s Executive Vice President of Food & Agriculture, told attendees that the biotech industry needs to tell our story and acknowledge the political factors that we face in order to drive innovation and bring new products to the marketplace. “We must be able to trade products containing or derived from a new technology or that technology Read More >

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Livestock Biotech Summit Draws International Crowd

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On September 19, BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit kicked off with an international flair. Eleven countries are represented at the Kansas City conference including Argentina, Belgium, China, Italy and Thailand. Focused on developing global solutions through animal biotechnology, the Summit kicked off with a keynote address from Justin Chesnut of Elanco Animal Health. He delivered a powerful message to the audience on using technology to feed the world. Justin talked about how technology is the vital ingredient to making Read More >

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Technology Transfer: Promoting Public-Private Collaborations for Innovation

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BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood penned an op-ed for the September issue of BioPharm International on the importance of technology transfer from academia to industry, as encouraged by the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. The Bayh-Dole Act, which permits and encourages industry to partner with research universities to turn federally-funded basic research into new and valuable products, is a critical factor in driving America’s innovation economy. Because of this legislation, the U.S. leads the world Read More >

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Call for Sessions Coming to a Close – Don’t Miss Your Chance to Draw a Crowd

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The BIO International Convention provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain recognition as a biotech thought leader before thousands of industry colleagues from around the world.  Looking to promote your ideas as an industry leader in healthcare, the environment, food and agriculture and more? Hoping to share what your country or region is doing in the field of biotechnology? Consider submitting a session proposal to be considered for the 2013 BIO International Convention program. Draw a Read More >

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