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Consumer Demand for Bioproducts to Be Explored at the 2014 World Congress in May

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 The World Congress will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.   Nationwide, consumers are demanding greener household care products, cheaper and cleaner fuels and a greater selection of biobased personal care items. The Plenary Program and select Track Sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, will showcase how the industrial biotech industry is meeting this growing demand for a more sustainable, environmentally friendlier lifestyle preferred by consumers. “Consumers want Read More >

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All Things Considered – “Synthetic Biology”

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CQ Researcher examines the pros/cons to utilizing synthetic biology CQ Researcher’s April 2014 article, Synthetic Biology: Should Scientists Try to Create New Life Forms, delves into the benefits and hesitations of using synthetic biology to create new or improved medicines, fuels and other innovative products. The pro/con piece within the article showcases a debate between BIO‘s own Dr. Rina Singh, Senior Director, Industrial and Environmental and Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety, and Policy Read More >

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GEN’s “Top 10” Session Picks for the 2014 BIO International Convention

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The following article, reproduced in full below, was originally published at Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. It’s been a “hot” year for biotech! As G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Co., noted in a recent report, life science firms raised $2.9 billion in new equity capital globally from public investors in February. This included $1.1 billion raised by 18 companies that completed initial public offerings and $1.8 billion raised by 23 companies that completed Read More >

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A Farmer Talks About the Burdensome Costs of GMO Labeling

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Jennifer Schmidt, Maryland Farmer and Registered Dietitian, has a wonderful blog titled the The Foodie Farmer Blog, which regularly engages readers in robust conversations about food and farming. A post from Schmidt titled The Costs of GMO Labeling was recently posted to our GMO Answers site as she provides a great pictorial analysis of the food supply chain – from her farm gate to storage – and the cost implications of labeling GMOs on this Read More >

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Driving Innovation through Federal Investments

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Today, BIO submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the importance of driving innovation through federal investments. Below are highlights of our written testimony. NIH:  A Driver of the Innovation Pipeline We must continue to invest in scientific discovery.  NIH-supported biomedical research builds the foundation of scientific and clinical knowledge that is widely communicated and used to improve the treatment of patients and underpin the development of new diagnostics, treatments, vaccines, and cures. Read More >

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