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Not a Factory Farmer, a Family Farmer

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Farming is no simple affair and Lawson Mozley wants you to see the personal dedication and sound science behind it. In a new post on the GMO Answers Forbes.com page, Mozley, a sixth generation farmer, addresses the idea that the use of agricultural technology and GM crops somehow overshadows farmers’ dedication. In fact, such technology is what keeps the farm viable for the next generations: First, let me tell you about myself and my family’s Read More >

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PhRMA & BIO release joint principles on communications with health care professionals and payers

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We are in an era of data-driven medicine. Patients, caregivers, health care professionals and insurers want more information about the safety, effectiveness and value of treatments. And rightly so. But federal regulations governing information-sharing about medicines have not kept up with this new reality. As the wealth of available information about medicines continues to evolve, we must define new and clearer regulatory standards to allow biopharmaceutical companies to communicate about the safe and effective use Read More >

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Setting the Stage for PDUFA VI: Recap of Stakeholder Briefing

On July 15, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA VI) Goals Letter for fiscal years 2018 through 2022.  The Goals Letter, thoughtfully negotiated by the FDA and biopharmaceutical industry with input from the patient and provider stakeholder communities, outlines the performance goals committed to by the FDA and the biopharmaceutical industry to evaluate drug safety, improve the speed and efficiency of the FDA’s drug review Read More >

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Explore IFIC’s “Future of Food” Blog Series

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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. They envision a future where credible science drives food policy-making decisions and consumer choice.  In a four-part blog series, IFIC looks at the future of food and the innovative technologies that will take it there: “When looking ahead to the foods of tomorrow, most Americans are excited about the idea of futuristic food technologies. Read More >

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GMO Labeling Next Steps: “USDA is Preparing for the Onslaught.”

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 306 to 117 to pass legislation that preempts Vermont’s GMO labeling mandate. The bipartisan agreement reached by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow allows information on GMOs to be disclosed either on food packages or electronically (via QR code or other digital link). While the bill has been sent to the White House for final signature, the battle is far from over according to Politico. In Read More >

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