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Weekly Blog Wrap Up

There’s a lot going on in the blogosphere about the world of biofuels this week. Yesterday, the World Wildlife Fund released a report,which according to NCTechnews.com, “concludes that industrial biotechnology can provide dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and provide strong progress toward a green and sustainable economy. WWF calls for increased political backing for the industry to leverage the positive environmental effects. The findings are based on peer-reviewed research from Novozymes, the world leader Read More >

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It’s Not Easy Being Green When It Comes to Technology

Being environmentally friendly can be difficult, particularly if you’re not sure which products are which. Now all that may change and being green may become easier. According to treehugger, a Discovery company, the USDA is proposing a “BioPreferred” label for biobased products. Treehugger writes, “Under the proposed plan, the label could be used on any product that is “wholly or significantly” made with renewable biological ingredients; in other words, anything made with “renewable plant, animal, Read More >

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The Sustainability of Biotechnology

I was reading the blog post, Living Whole Through Sustainable Agriculture, when I came across the blog’s definition of sustainable agriculture: “Sustainable agriculture is not a singular approach to production agriculture, but rather a range of practices–a system– including: integrated pest management, organic farming, crop rotations, crop selection, planting practices that reduce soil erosion.” This needs a little clarification. Sustainable agriculture can certainly include organic farming, but it is not limited to organic cultivation techniques. Read More >

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MA Governor Deval Patrick to be Honored as BIO Governor of the Year

WHAT: The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will present Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick with its Governor of the Year award in recognition of his leadership and support of the biosciences industry. WHEN: Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at 11:45 a.m. PDT WHERE: BIO 2008 International Convention San Diego Convention Center Upper Level, Ballroom 20 WHO: Joshua Boger, PhD, Chairman of BIO’s Board of Directors and President & CEO of Cambridge-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated will present the award Read More >

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BIO and Battelle to Present State-By-State Analysis of Bioscience Trends

WHAT: A comprehensive state-by-state analysis of bioscience initiatives in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The report uses the most current and comparable annual data available to present national, state and metropolitan bioscience employment and growth trends. The report also examines other indicators of a state’s bioscience industry including R&D funding, venture capital investment, and patents. WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 2 p.m. PDT WHERE: BIO 2008 International Convention San Diego Convention Center Press Corridor, Read More >

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