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A Lack of Correlation Between Herbicide Glyphosate and Celiac Disease

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A recent review article published by Samsel and Seneff, argued for a possible link between the incidence of celiac disease in the United States and the use of the herbicide glyphosate. There was a great piece on our GMO Answers page which notably refutes these findings and examines the flaws in the study as it was carried out. Visit here to read “Steve Savage Addresses Samsel and Seneff study, ‘Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac Read More >

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DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer for DuPont, Honored for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology In a recent press release, BIO Announced DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to Receive the 2014 BIO George Washington Carver Award at their annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Kullman will be the first woman to receive the honor, which has been awarded annually since 2008. “Ellen is always looking for opportunities to apply today’s breaking science to major global challenges Read More >

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Bracket Time: Going with Your Head or Your Heart?

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It is a big week for college basketball fans. The NCAA selection committee has made its picks. The play-in round (and much of the second round) of the NCAA has been set – and it is time to finalize those brackets. While I do not encourage anyone to take time away from planning their trip to San Diego for the 2014 BIO International Convention – if you need help in finishing your bracket – I Read More >

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Always Learning: Networking Opportunities at the BIO International Convention

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After we wrapped up our last BIO International Convention – we took the time to convene focus groups made up of BIO members, convention attendees, exhibitors and others – to find out what they thought of the event. It is always interesting to get advice back from folks about things you care about – sometimes it is flattering, other times it can open your eyes to issues you had not previously thought about. When we Read More >

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A Stable RFS Means U.S. Energy Independence

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In 1973, Arab oil producers cut off exports to the U.S. to protest American military support for Israel in its war with Egypt and Syria. This brought soaring gas prices and it contributed to a major economic downturn in the U.S. Similar to the oil embargo in 1973, the recent military actions carried out by Russia in the Ukraine should remind the U.S. how easily oil can become an unreliable, expensive source of energy. Therefore, Read More >

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