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World Food Day 2016: “Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Too.”


On October 16, 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most Read More >

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BIO Joins Biotech Week Activities


Global Biotech Week is a week-long string of activities and events across the globe that exemplifies the increasing global cooperation of International Council of Biotech Associations members and other actors in the biotech world. The week aims to raise awareness and foster dialogue among all stakeholders on the science and the industry behind the products and processes enabled by this fantastic technology as well as on the challenges faced in ensuring these benefits reach citizens. Read More >

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Opinion: “Florida’s families Depend on a Healthy Attitude Toward biotech”

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Mary Hartney, President of the Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association, recently submitted an opinion piece to The Ledger arguing that Floridians need to develop a healthier attitude towards biotech. In her piece, A Polk Perspective: Florida’s families depend on a healthy attitude toward biotech, explains that as a mother of two teenage daughters she worries over what kind of future they will have if activists block advances in the application of biotechnology. Read below an excerpt of her submission: Florida needs this technology to fight diseases in agriculture Read More >

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Big Things Are Happening within Iowa’s Biotech Industry


Over the last decade Iowa has built a specialized and diverse bioscience industry. In particular, it has become a national leader in the agricultural biosciences where the state accounts for 10 percent of U.S. employment. As this article from The Scientist demonstrates, Iowa is no longer just an Ag bioscience hub, its significant investments in biopharma R&D are paying off and demonstrating the value of bioscience innovation in growing jobs and improving quality of life.

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Are GE Mosquitos REALLY Scarier Than the Non-Modified Disease-Carrying Kind?

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Florida health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced last week that the state’s 14 new cases of the Zika virus were spread via mosquito-borne transmission.  The announcement prompted the CDC to issue an unprecedented travel warning for the Miami area. The advisory extends to all expectant mothers, and women planning on becoming pregnant who have traveled to a one-square-mile area north of downtown Miami – including Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District Read More >

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