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Pope Francis’ Encyclical Includes Ambivalent Remarks on Ag Biotech

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On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released on the Vatican website an encyclical letter that appeals to the world’s leaders to take steps to heal the environmental damage caused by human activity and alleviate the likely impacts of climate change. In his piece, Pope Francis Gives Measured Thumbs Up for Biotechnology, AgriPulse’s Jim Webster writes that Pope Francis reaffirmed that the church values the benefits from utilizing molecular biology, supplemented by other disciplines such as genetics, and Read More >

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Rep. Pompeo’s GMO Labeling Bill Receives Broad Support from Lawmakers

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On June 18, 2015, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee held a hearing to examine and discuss a national framework for the review and labeling of biotechnology in food. In a release, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee for holding this important hearing and further discussion on the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599). Right now there are 26 states with pending Read More >

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Post-Convention Recap of BIO 2015: What the Official Bloggers Have to Say

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Every day during the BIO International Convention our BIO Official Bloggers, writers who are on top of the biotechnology beat, release statements about their experience. BIO 2015 was a huge success, and the bloggers have one last report they want to share with you: Genomics Blog By Mike Spear Anvita Gupta, a 12th grade student from Scottsdale, Arizona received top prize for the Sanofi BioGENEius Global Healthcare Challenge and Han Jie Wang, a grade 11 Read More >

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BIO Congratulates BioGENEius Winners!

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The 2015 International BIO Convention brought together some of the top biotechnology experts from around the world - some of whom are still in high school! BIO would like to congratulate, Anvita Gupta and Austin Wang, the winners of the annual International BioGENEius Challenge – the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding innovation in biotechnology! Anvita (12th Grade, Scottsdale, Arizona) won the Global Healthcare category for her project titled, Novel Therapeutics for Genetic Read More >

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BIO 2015 Provides Local Shoe Shiner with School Supplies for Kids in Need

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For the past decade, William Green, a center city shoe shiner, hosts a Children’s Cookout and Day of Fun in late August for poverty stricken children in Philadelphia. In addition to providing a day of safe fun for local children, “Big Will’s” cookout provides an opportunity to supply book bags and school supplies to more than 500 needy students throughout the city. Today, the 2015 BIO International Convention provided “Big Will” with over 500 hundred Read More >

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