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Driving to Drive Women in Ag Business

American Agri-Women 40th Anniversary

On June 1 in Easton, ME, American Agri-Women (AAW) set out on a 5 month long drive across the USA to celebrate their 40th anniversary and women’s roles in agriculture. Making stops at major cities like Washington D.C., the AAW strives to amplify the conversation between farmers, consumers, the media and lawmakers at their delicious BBQs, farm visits, manufacturing tours and other public events! Their drive will finish in November when they arrive at their annual convention Read More >

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Pope Francis’ Encyclical Includes Ambivalent Remarks on Ag Biotech

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On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released on the Vatican website an encyclical letter that appeals to the world’s leaders to take steps to heal the environmental damage caused by human activity and alleviate the likely impacts of climate change. In his piece, Pope Francis Gives Measured Thumbs Up for Biotechnology, AgriPulse’s Jim Webster writes that Pope Francis reaffirmed that the church values the benefits from utilizing molecular biology, supplemented by other disciplines such as genetics, and Read More >

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Rep. Pompeo’s GMO Labeling Bill Receives Broad Support from Lawmakers

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On June 18, 2015, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee held a hearing to examine and discuss a national framework for the review and labeling of biotechnology in food. In a release, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee for holding this important hearing and further discussion on the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599). Right now there are 26 states with pending Read More >

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Post-Convention Recap of BIO 2015: What the Official Bloggers Have to Say

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Every day during the BIO International Convention our BIO Official Bloggers, writers who are on top of the biotechnology beat, release statements about their experience. BIO 2015 was a huge success, and the bloggers have one last report they want to share with you: Genomics Blog By Mike Spear Anvita Gupta, a 12th grade student from Scottsdale, Arizona received top prize for the Sanofi BioGENEius Global Healthcare Challenge and Han Jie Wang, a grade 11 Read More >

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BIO Congratulates BioGENEius Winners!

2015 BioGENEius Challenge Winners

The 2015 International BIO Convention brought together some of the top biotechnology experts from around the world - some of whom are still in high school! BIO would like to congratulate, Anvita Gupta and Austin Wang, the winners of the annual International BioGENEius Challenge – the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding innovation in biotechnology! Anvita (12th Grade, Scottsdale, Arizona) won the Global Healthcare category for her project titled, Novel Therapeutics for Genetic Read More >

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