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Monoculture: Why GMOs Aren’t a Cause

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Monoculture: Why GMOs Aren’t a Cause Do GMO crops “foster monoculture?” GMO Answers independent expert, Steve Savage, addresses this common criticism of modern agriculture. “Monoculture” isn’t the right term to use to describe the relevant issues – it’s really about a limited crop rotation History and economics are the drivers behind this phenomenon, not crop biotechnology The solutions – to the extent that they are needed – are not what most critics seem to imagine Steve Read More >

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4 Benefits of Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals

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For centuries, plants have served as a natural source of treatments and therapies. New advances in biotechnology make it possible to turn plants into “factories” that produce therapeutic proteins for use in the manufacture of biologics. The potential of plant-made pharmaceuticals to combat life-threatening diseases has been in the news recently as they may be helpful in treating Ebola. Developing therapeutic proteins in plants can be a safer, more efficient and cost-effective method of protein Read More >

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BIO to Host High-Level Speakers at 2014 LBS

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Early bird registration ends on August 29, 2014! BIO is excited to announce that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard will be presenting welcoming remarks to Summit attendees on Wednesday, September 17th.  Keep watch for the official announcement and statement from the Governor here. Additionally, Dr. Richard Raymond, former USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit, BIO recently announced. Prior to his appointment at the USDA, Dr. Read More >

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Brings Attention to the Need For Private Funding

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – the social media phenomenon in which people post videos of themselves dumping buckets of water on their heads – has swept through social media like wildfire as part of an effort to raise both awareness and funding for ALS research. It’s pretty safe to say that it’s working.  As of Thursday morning, the ALS Association had received $41.8 million from existing donors and more than 739,000 new donors over Read More >

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South Dakota Leads the Way in Livestock Agriculture!

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The Rapid City Journal recently published a noteworthy editorial by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard highlighting how his state has lead the way in contributing to field of animal biotechnology through many cutting edge technology advancements and much needed cures. Titled DAUGAARD: Leading the Way in Biotechnology, the governor also writes why South Dakota is the most fitting location to hold the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit: Next month, scientists, executives and investors from all across the Read More >

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