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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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Tune Into BIO

During your stay in San Diego tune to the following channel to view show highlights and featured sponsors on the BIO hotel broadcast that will be aired June 15th through the 20th. Embassy Suites San Diego Bay: Channel #34 Hotel Del Coronado: Channel #41 Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel & Marina: Channel #43 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego: Channel #42 Marriott San Diego Hotel & Marina: Channel #37 Omni San Diego Hotel: Channel #18 Sheraton San Read More >

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