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Former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Speaks Out for Animal Ag

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The Former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, Dr. Richard Raymond, recently argued for greater support around animal ag technology as a  tool that can help feed a rapidly growing world population. Meatingplace.com published his piece Animal Ag Needs Safe Technologies to Feed Growing Population. “The key word is SAFE. Technology must be safe for the animals, for us humans and for our environment or I will not endorse it. “Many anti-animal agriculture folks talk a Read More >

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Agri-Pulse Asserts that Regulatory Delays are Smothering Biotech Innovation

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Agri-Pulse recently published a notable guest opinion editorial by Mark Wagoner,a third generation farmer in Walla Walla County, Washington, and a volunteer board member for Truth About Trade & Technology. Titled Biotech Regulatory Delays Smothering Innovation, Wagoner argues that Brazil is beating the rest of the planet in having an effective biotechnology regulatory system.  He comments that “no country approves safe crops with the newest ag biotech innovations with more speed than Brazil.” Where does the United Read More >

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Partners for Healthy Dialogues: Letter to CMS

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BIO, a member of Partners for Healthy Dialogues (P4HD), joined 25 medical societies and manufacturers in a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services highlighting both their shared commitment to sunshine and the importance of context in the upcoming data release.  As BIO CEO Jim Greenwood said in a Q&A with P4HD: “We believe that part of CMS’s public service function in this area should be to help improve the public’s understanding of the need for Read More >

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New Report: Innovation in Hepatitis C Treatment

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Today, the California Healthcare Institute released a report on the public health impact of Hepatitis C and the potential of groundbreaking new treatments to save tens of thousands of lives over the coming decades. Innovation in Hepatitis C Treatment: New Opportunities for Action explores the incredible progress that has been made in Hepatitis C treatment in the decades since the Hepatitis C virus was identified as the cause of the disease in 1989. Early treatments Read More >

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Report Shows Biotech Crop Varieties Continue to be Preferred By U.S. Farmers

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Tom Saidak reported for BioBased Digest on the latest U.S. adoption data for genetically engineered varieties of corn, cotton and soybeans. In Washington, BIO commented on the USDA’s Economic Research Service Report, Genetically engineered varieties of corn, upland cotton, and soybeans, by State and for the Unites States, 2000-14. Key findings for 2014 included 94 percent of all soybeans grown in the U.S., 93 percent of all corn, and 96 percent of all cotton are Read More >

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