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A Great Iowan Remembered Today


Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Statue Unveiled Today, March 25th at 11:00amEST, Dr. Norman Borlaug was honored for his contributions to the field of agriculture and his effort to eradicate world hunger as his statue was unveiled at the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Norman Borlaug would have been 100 years old on this day, but his legacy still carries on. The ceremony included tributes from Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Iowa Governor Read More >

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Julie Borlaug: Biotech Is Necessary In Fight Against Hunger


Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and father of the Green Revolution Dr. Norman Borlaug, recently spoke on the importance of agricultural biotechnology. Presenting on February 27 at the 9th Annual Ag Issues Forum in San Antonio, Borlaug talked to attendees about the misconceptions around the topic of GMOs and the term organic. The forum, presented by Bayer CropScience, was held in advance of the annual Commodity Classic, which is touted as the “nation’s largest Read More >

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Farmer’s Right to Choose Ag Biotech

Ag Biotech: Going on the Offense

BIO wanted to highlight several blogs that represent a trend among farmers and dietitians who see benefit, not harm when choosing GM crops. The Foodie Farmer blog is written by Jennie Schmidt who says she loves communicating about what farmers are doing to produce a safe and healthy food supply. Schmidt is a Registered Dietitian and a full-time farmer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In her recent blog, Top 10 Annoying Words About Agriculture, Jennie polled her ties within the ag Read More >

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2013 World Food Prize Laureate Praises Ag Biotech; Supports GMO Science

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“As a plant scientist, neither I nor my fellow 2013 World Food Prize laureates, Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton and Dr. Robert T. Fraley, anticipated the resistance to genetic modification and biotechnology.” – Dr. Mac Van Montagu, founder and chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. Dr. Marc Van Montagu, winner of the 2013 World Prize, recently wrote a commendable op-ed arguing how a lack of acceptance surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms Read More >

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RNAi: From Medicine to Agriculture

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At BIO, our member companies are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. They are working everyday to improve the human condition by curing the sick, feeding the hungry, and developing cleaner, safer and healthier sources of energy. And they are accomplishing this by using innovative biotechnology tools, such as RNA interference, or RNAi, in both basic research and product development. RNAi is a biological process, occurring Read More >

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