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Executive Changes at LifeScience Alley

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After ten years at helm, Dale Wahlstrom has announced his retirement from LifeScience Alley and The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Shaye Mandle has been selected to lead the organization as president and CEO effective May 1. BIO is grateful to Dale for his strong and insightful leadership over the past 10 years. He has been instrumental to the growth of Minnesota’s life sciences industry and has elevated his Read More >

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Benefits of GE Crops Highlighted in USDA Report

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Farmer adoption of genetically engineered (GE) crops is associated with time savings, lower insecticide use, and more conservation tillage, according to a new USDA study. The report, “Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States” by Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Seth James Wechsler, Michael Livingston, and Lorraine Mitchell was released by USDA’s Economic Research Service on February 20. According to USDA: “Genetically engineered (GE) crops (mainly corn, cotton, and soybeans) were planted on 169 million acres in 2013, Read More >

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GM Crop Technology Provides Boost to Developing Country Farmers

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Millions of farmers around the world continue to choose to plant and replant genetically modified (GM) crop varieties because of their environmental and socio-economic benefits and the important role they play in maintaining food security, according to a new study. The report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013, released annually by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), says a record 18 million farmers in 27 countries are growing biotech crops on Read More >

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2013 Biotechnology Holiday Gift Ideas

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Welcome to this year’s BIOtechNOW Gift Guide – our most loved biotechnology gift ideas from 2013 and beyond. Here you’ll find gifts that promote women in the sciences, interesting biotech books, and, of course, a few gifts inspired by some of our very first biotech inventions! So whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea or a way to blow part of that holiday bonus consider this your guide to yuletide biotech bliss! Add your Read More >

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Farmer’s Right to Choose Ag Biotech

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BIO wanted to highlight several blogs that represent a trend among farmers and dietitians who see benefit, not harm when choosing GM crops. The Foodie Farmer blog is written by Jennie Schmidt who says she loves communicating about what farmers are doing to produce a safe and healthy food supply. Schmidt is a Registered Dietitian and a full-time farmer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In her recent blog, Top 10 Annoying Words About Agriculture, Jennie polled her ties within the ag Read More >

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