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The Power of Innovation

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Today’s “Fox and Friends” included an informative segment about the staggering advances being made in cancer care thanks to new and forthcoming innovative treatments. The segment featured five doctors from the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, a Nashville-based research organization that partners with biopharmaceutical companies to offer more than 500 clinical trials annually. “Over 40 years since President Nixon declared the War on Cancer, and after decades of giving more drugs and more radiation, we’re now Read More >

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The Danger Of GMOs: Is It All In Your Mind?

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Why do some push for the labeling of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? Let’s ask an even bigger question. Why do people dislike the technology in general? Honestly, I think the answer is unknown and if you ask a person who doesn’t like the technology they may not know their reason either. The Trends in Plant Science Journal looked to answer the question “why do so many people oppose genetically modified organisms, or GMOs?” According to a new paper forthcoming in Read More >

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Monday, June 15th Declared “BIO Superhero Day” in Philadelphia

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On Thursday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared Monday, June 15th “BIO Superhero Day” in the City of Philadelphia in honor of the BIO International Convention’s Everyday Superhero contest, which celebrates the contributions of the men and women of biotechnology who work tirelessly each day to heal, fuel and feed the world. Joining Jim and Mayor Nutter were Pennsylvania Bio President Chris Molineaux, Philadelphia Convention Visitor’s Bureau President Jack Ferguson, and Molly Gatto, Director of Program Services Read More >

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Skip the 1,000-Calorie Burrito and Chipotle’s Dishonest Food Snobbery

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For some reason, the news seems to be teeming with stories related to Chipotle’s announcement that it will stop serving foods containing GMO ingredients.  Bruce Horovitz described it in USA Today as “an industry breakthrough,” although Stephanie Strom is quick to point out in the New York Times: “Chipotle’s announcement does not mean that the restaurant will be entirely GMO-free. The company acknowledges that some of the soft drinks it sells are likely to contain Read More >

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Why the Founder of the Anti-GMO Movement Converted to the Side of Science

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Mark Lynas is a researcher at the Cornell Alliance for Science and the author, most recently, of “The God Species: How the Planet Can Survive the Age of Humans.” Lynas is a British environmentalist and author who once founded the movement against genetically modified (GM) foods in the mid 1990s. However, in early 2013, this all changed when he publicly denounced his position during a now-infamous speech at the Oxford Farming Conference: “I apologize for having spent Read More >

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