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No, GMOs Won’t Harm Your Health

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In a recent Mother Jones Inquiring Minds piece, Indre Viskontas interviewed Dr. Steven Novella, a renowned neurologist at Yale University. Dr. Novella does a wonderful job of outlining the myths and facts surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms: “Almost everything I hear about [industrial agriculture] is a myth. It’s such an emotional issue—a highly ideological and politicized issue—that what I find is that most of what people write and say and believe about it just fits into some Read More >

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent Discusses PDUFA and NIH Funding at #BIOCEO14

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During the 16th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference, U.S. Representative Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, co- chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, joined BIO’s Fritz Bittenbender to discuss the biotech industry in Pennsylvania as well as recent legislative developments affecting the industry. Dent points to the recent omnibus spending agreement which allowed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to access user $85 million in user fees sequestered in 2013. These fees are paid to Read More >

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The 2014 Farm Bill Becomes Law at MSU

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The Lansing State Journal recently published an noteworthy editorial titled Allen Julian and Peter Pellerito: MSU a good site to sign Farm Bill. Allen Julian is the chief business officer of MBI International and Peter Pellerito is a senior policy Consultant at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Both provide readers excellent insight to why Michigan was a fitting choice for the final signing of the 2014 Farm Bill: When President Obama toured the MBI facility and Read More >

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Why the Farm Bill is a Big Win for Biofuels

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BIO‘s Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the industrial & environmental section, wrote a noteworthy op-ed titled “Some Good News for a Change: Why The Farm Bill Is a Big Win for Biofuels and Biorefineries.” Published in Biofuels Digest, Brent discusses how the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill was the much needed good news for the biofuels industry in light of the recent EPA’s proposed RVO rule as part of the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Read More >

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Immuno Oncology – A 30-year Overnight Success Story

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“It was the Rodney Dangerfield space – couldn’t get no respect” One would never guess those words were used to describe immuno-oncology, a field that has recently bloomed into full-fledged frenzy – with private companies raising unprecedented Series As, impressive data being announced and Science designating the field “Breakthrough of the Year” all in 2013. Yet Dr. Jeffrey Weber, an early member in the “i-onc” research community likened the past several decades of immuno-oncology to Read More >

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