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Adoptions of Genetically Engineered Corn, Soybeans, and Cotton by Farmers Are Up

Yesterday the USDA released a report stating that the adoptions of genetically engineered corn, soybeans, and cotton by farmers are up from this time last year. This just goes to show that when a farmer experiences the advantages that occur with GE seeds, they’ll use them again. The most commonly adopted traits so far are herbicide-tolerance and insect-resistance. The 14 million farmers worldwide using GE crops are mostly adopting them because of the economic advantages Read More >

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Meeting India’s Biotech Community

Biotechnology is a global enterprise.  The United States continues to play the dominant role but European and Asian nations are continually expanding their capabilities. In preparation for BIO’s first ever partnering meeting in India in September 2010, I am travelling the subcontinent to promote the event and to assess the country’s biotech capabilities and needs. On November 4th in Mumbai, I visited Reliance Life Sciences which represents a huge investment in biotech from one of Read More >

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Healthcare reform: sustaining biotech innovation in a new world

The Eighth Annual BIO Investor Forum kicked off today with a plenary session on health care reform with expert panelists who are entrenched in the day-to-day debate of the most comprehensive changes ever proposed for the U.S. health care system. Panelists agreed that it’s been a long and complicated debate and the end of year deadline is ambitious yet within the realm of possibility. Michelle Easton, a partner at Tarplin, Downs and Young, LLC, asserted that Read More >

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Senator Suggests Biotech to Help Combat Hunger, Climate Change

Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) made a science-based plea this week for the international community to embrace agricultural biotechnology as one weapon in the warn against world hunger and climate change.  The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Senator Lugar is ranking member, held a hearing on January 28th where strategies for addressing global climate change were discussed.  The hearing’s key witness was Former Vice President and climate change expert Al Gore.  Gore’s testimony focused on Read More >

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BIOTECH, India

I was poking around on YouTube today, looking for stuff about biotechnology. It’s kinda like going through someone’s attic. Anyway I found some neat stuff. BIOTECH, in India is doing some neat things with biotechnology to help the environment. This then reminded me of our Pacific Rim meeting, where we will have companies from India participating. Anyway, check out the video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrtINiLgNKY]

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