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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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Will your company be the “Buzz of BIO”?

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Anyone who has ever attended the BIO International Convention can attest to the intensity and excitement of the nearly weeklong event. The Convention is buzzing with partnering, networking and discovery, providing multiple opportunities for engagement at every level. Held in San Francisco from June 6-9, 2016, this year’s Convention promises the same standards of high-level programming. Two companies will earn the coveted title of “Buzz of BIO” through a contest that opens today! “Buzz of Read More >

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St. Patrick’s Day: Biotech and Beer!

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Every year on March 17, “the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.” …And when they say a whole lot of green, they also mean green beer! According to the National Retail Federation, around “37 million Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Read More >

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