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Why It’s Time We Find Common Ground In Genetic Engineering

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At GMO Answers, we always try to work with people to answer their questions, whatever they may be.  And while the scientific community overwhelmingly supports GM technology, the general public still has a lot of questions about whether GMOs are helpful to society. Our latest piece at Forbes.com addresses this issue head on: While the public discussion is mired in non-scientific internet memes and conflated arguments about multinational corporations, concerned people miss the compelling truths Read More >

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WSJ Outlines Costs and Impacts of Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

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“The U.S. food industry is fighting one of its fiercest regulatory battles in years over labels for ingredients made with genetically modified organisms. And it is losing—to Vermont. “The country’s first law requiring mandatory GMO labels is slated to go into effect in Vermont on July 1 after an industry-backed federal law that would block states’ authority stalled in the U.S. Senate last week, wrote Annie Gasparro and Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street Journal.”  In Read More >

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ICYMI: John Lechleiter: An Empty Obama-Clinton-Sanders Plan on Drug Costs

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Writing in the Wall Street Journal today, Eli Lilly and Company Chairman, President and CEO John Lechleiter examines proposals that would require pharmaceutical companies to disclose detailed information about the cost of R&D for individual drugs and the extent of discounts offered to insurers for each drug. Such proposals have been advanced in President Obama’s budget and on the campaign trail by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. But as Lechleiter explains, the key numbers are Read More >

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J. Craig Venter, Ph.D to Receive the 2016 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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BIO has officially named Dr. J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. The award honors the legacy of George Washington Carver, who was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials. Industrial biotechnology is the modern-day equivalent of Carver’s vision for chemurgy, and the annual award honors an individual for carrying Read More >

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BIO International Convention Kickoff Event Highlights Bay Area’s Strong Bioscience Sector & Job Growth

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With just 90 days to go before the ribbon is cut at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco, leading biotech industry executives joined with state and local officials to recognize the industry’s economic impact and highlight many of the special programs and events happening at largest global event for the biotechnology industry. Special thanks to these fine folks for helping us kickoff the countdown to the BIO International Convention, which will be taking place Read More >

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