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Jim Greenwood on the Road: Opening Bell at NASDAQ

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Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and CEO, rang the opening bell this morning at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York. Joining him on the stage were a number of BIO members and affiliates, including NewYorkBIO Executive Director Nathan Tinker, Pennsylvania Bio President Christopher Molineaux, DelawareBio Chairman Christopher Yochim, and BioNJ President Debbie Hart. Several BIO member companies were also represented, including Acorda Therapeutics President and CEO Ron Cohen, who also serves as Vice Chair of BIO’s Read More >

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Washington Post: “We Don’t Need Labels on GM Foods”

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Following last week’s introduction of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, the Washington Post editorial board took a stand on GMO food labeling and supports a more reason-based, voluntary approach: EIGHTY-EIGHT percent of scientists polled by the Pew Research Center in January said genetically modified food is generally safe to eat. Only 37 percent of the public shared that view. The movement to require genetically modified food products to be labeled both reflects Read More >

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BIO Deputy General Counsel Testifies on Patent Reform

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On Wednesday, March 18, BIO’s Deputy Counsel for Intellectual Property, Hans Sauer, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee regarding proposed reforms to the current U.S. patent system. The hearing was a chance for the Judiciary committee to listen to experts on what should be done to halt misuse of the patent system. In his remarks, Mr. Sauer noted that while BIO appreciates efforts by Congress to curb patent troll abuses, some of Read More >

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When Did Science Become a Dirty Word?

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Cathleen Enright wrote a thoughtful commentary for CNBC on about how consumers are increasingly standing up for scientific evidence as being reliable on one issue, but questioning its validity on another, even when there’s an equally rigorous body of evidence. Examples of this exist – not just in the debate over GMOs – but also in discussions around climate change and childhood vaccines.   Enright is the executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information Read More >

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Consumer Reports Does Consumers No Favors

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Like most people, I enjoy Consumer Reports for their ability to provide fact-based product reviews when I’m shopping for a new toaster or a computer or a car.  So it’s disheartening to learn that Consumer Reports‘ advice isn’t always fact-based. Take, for example, their recent article “GMO foods: What you need to know.”  I wish the title of this was “GMO foods: What Consumers Union wants you to believe.”  Consumers Union – as noted in Read More >

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