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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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BIO Principles on Expanded Access to Investigational, Unapproved Medicines

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Seriously ill patients with limited or no alternative therapies, and who are ineligible or unable to participate in the clinical trials, may desire access to investigational, unapproved medicines.  Such access outside of the clinical trial setting, or “expanded access,” may be sought through a company’s expanded access program, or through individual patient expanded access, if available. We believe that the best way to make innovative biotechnology medicines available to patients is through the efficient development of approved, safe Read More >

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Earth Day 2015: How Biotech Has Revolutionized Farming and Transformed the Global Bioeconomy

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Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation Read More >

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Inventors of Life-Saving Golden Rice Receive Prestigious Patents for Humanitarian Award

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On Monday, April 21, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the recipients of the 2015 Patents for Humanity Award.  Among the winners, scientists from the Golden Rice Project were honored with a humanitarian award for their work in developing a food that could save the lives of millions around the world. Dr. Adrian Dubock, who as a former scientist at the agro-chemicals company Syngenta, helped Read More >

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2015 BIO World Congress to Showcase Canada’s Industrial Biotech Industry

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BIO has announced plenary and breakout session programs that will feature executives, industry experts and academics from Canada-based organizations, companies, and universities during BIO’s 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  The world’s largest industrial biotechnology event will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. The Success Stories  Plenary will host a panel of industry leaders to discuss the steps taken to gain commercial success in their sector of Read More >

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