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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Ag Biotech at the BIO 2016 Conference

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In the years since biotech crops were first commercially planted in 1996, farmers worldwide have been enjoying their numerous agronomic, economic, and environmental benefits.  To celebrate 20 years of biotech successes CropLife International is organizing Table for Twenty events around the world throughout the year. These dinner dialogues are bringing together leading voices in agriculture, food policy, and science to reflect back and consider the future of farming. The Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Read More >

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#BIO2016 Keynote: A Look at the 2016 Presidential Election

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Who will be the next president of the United States was the topic of Wednesday’s keynote at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. This year’s unique panel of experts provided one of a kind insight into who will likely be the 2016 Presidential Election winner. The esteemed panel of speakers included: Candy Crowley, Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN Stephanie Cutter, Top Political Strategist, Senior Advisor to President Obama and CNN Political Commentator Read More >

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Food Waste: Can Biotech Play a Role?

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“40% of food grown in U.S. is wasted.” – House Ag Commitee Chairman Conaway On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to examine what voluntary efforts can be done to address the issue of food waste. The hearing was titled Food Waste from Field to Table and witnesses included Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), along with several other experts on the issue. Ms. Dana Gunders, Senior Scientist, Food & Agriculture Program, National Resources Defense Read More >

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What’s Really at the Heart of the Debate About GMOS?

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Is science really at the heart of the GMO debate, or is there something else perpetuating the deep divisions on these issues? In a column at Forbes.com, Kate Hall, managing director of the Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Answers spokesperson, explores this question as she reflects on Scientific American’s forum, “Lost in Translation: Is Science Explained Fairly in the Media.” Hall contends that an individual’s perception of the scientific consensus and their cultural predispositions Read More >

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The Buzz beckons. Time to vote!

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Voting opened this week for the “Buzz of BIO” competition which recognizes companies with groundbreaking, early stage technologies with the potential for improving our lives. Innovative biotech companies compete in two categories: Pipelines of Promise and Technologies of Tomorrow. You can review the nominees here and cast your vote before the competition ends on April 22 at 5PM. This year, “Buzz of BIO” candidates are developing a broad range of technologies including Zika vaccines and Read More >

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