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BIO Announces a Special Preconference Workshop: Outlook on Federal Policy

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BIO President & CEO James Greenwood to moderate panel discussion with biotech companies  Recent passage of the Farm Bill, uncertainty about tax reform and potential changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), are all issues that could impact future growth of the industrial biotechnology sector. These issues and more will be discussed during BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology’s pre-conference Workshop, “U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation – Read More >

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Scientific Community Weighs in on GMO Labeling

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Requiring special labeling for food products containing GMO ingredients could have a number of negative impacts according to a report released today by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). “The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in the United States” (CAST Issue Paper 54) examines arguments for and against labels, the costs involved with labeling, and experiences in countries that use mandatory labeling. Led by Task Force Chair Dr. Alison Read More >

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Celebrate Vaccines during National Infant Immunization Week

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Each year, during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), communities across the United States work to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, the 20th anniversary of the event, NIIW is being held April 26 – May 3. When the NIIW observance was established in 1994, immunization programs were facing significant challenges. The nation was in Read More >

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Building the Bioeconomy

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Leaders across the globe have increasingly begun to target the bioscience industry as an economic engine that provides high wage, high-skilled jobs across a broad range of occupations. During the last decade, this understanding of the economic potential of the industry has led to policies and programs that provide supportive tax environments in capital formation, technology transfer, and funding for a workforce to facilitate research, development, and manufacturing. BIO has just released a first-of-its-kind report Read More >

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Remember the American Chestnut Tree on Arbor Day

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Today, April 25, 2014 is National Arbor Day and a reminder of the importance that individuals and groups need to plant and care for trees. This means ensuring that arboriculturists and foresters have access to the most up to date agricultural technologies. The American Chestnut blight is recent example of how genetic engineering has served as one of these vital technologies. A recent piece published in Scientific American told of the blight of the American Read More >

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