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How to grow the economy and feed the world

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By Barbara Wells, President and CEO, ArborGen Chair, BIO Food and Agriculture Section Governing Board For the past two decades, the United States has led the world in crop biotechnology innovation. Under this leadership, American growers have produced most of the world’s food, fiber and energy, while the U.S. agricultural sector experienced sustained economic growth and a positive trade balance. But an increasingly complicated regulatory system and threats of litigation from opponents of technology have Read More >

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Rust Belt Renaissance; Biotech in the Buckeye State

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Once upon a time in America there was a broad region known as the Manufacturing Belt, it followed the Great Lakes from New York to Wisconsin. These days you generally hear it called the Rust Belt. Despite the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, it remains one of the world’s preeminent manufacturing areas with a workforce that has been retooled to participate in an innovation economy. Amid the sea of grim employment numbers and Read More >

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Public Opinion: What do voters think about biotechnology?

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The majority of voters recognize the important work being conducted at biotech companies and place a high value on the industry’s contributions. After only a brief neutral description of the biotechnology industry, 87% of those polled have a favorable image of the biotech industry. More than three-quarters of Americans surveyed are convinced that biotech is working every day on curing diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes and Parinson’s. Furthermore, they believe that these cures will Read More >

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International groups put the “International” in BIO International Convention

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The international presence at the global event for biotechnology was in full-force this year, with more than 5,400 international attendees. This year’s Convention attracted more than 100 international public officials and numerous international delegations touting the benefits of investing in biotech within their borders. Some highlights: Canada Canada continues to hold the number one spot for the largest international delegation at the Convention. More than 750 attendees and numerous Premiers, Ministers, Mayors and other leaders Read More >

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Bayh Dole Act a failure?

By Guest Writer Joseph Allen One hotly debated topic in Washington of real importance to the biotechnology community is how well the annual multi-billion dollar federal investment in R&D is being translated into new products, jobs and companies needed to improve the lives of US taxpayers and help pull the US economy out of its current doldrums.  An interesting insight on the debate is captured in a Washington Post article “Innovation’s golden opportunity” that ran Read More >

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