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Can Technology Drive New Spurt in Agricultural Productivity?


Rapid increases in productivity have more than doubled U.S. agricultural output since the end of World War II, allowing food production to keep pace with or exceed population growth. AgriPulse recently published a piece that takes a look at weather or not agricultural productivity gains can be sustained or even enhanced with application of new technologies in the short term. An excerpt of the article can be found here: …USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson has been explaining to several Read More >

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How the GE Mushroom Could Change the Debate Around GMOs


Last week, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will not regulate a mushroom that has been genetically modified with the gene-editing tool CRISPR–Cas9. Nature reported on the Agency’s announcement that the GM mushroom can now “be cultivated and sold without passing through the agency’s regulatory process” — making it the first CRISPR-edited organism to receive a green light from the US government. This is a great example of how biotechnology is being used to better our food. In fact, it Read More >

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Let’s Take a Look Back at 2015: Industrial & Environmental

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2015 was a year of challenges and accomplishments for the Industrial Biotechnology Industry. Several issues, especially the Renewable Fuel Standard, were up for discussion and debate. Below are 10 noteworthy Industrial Biotechnology events that happened in 2015, making it a memorable year for the industry. Renewable Fuel Standard – On November 30th, the EPA announced its final rule setting the level of required volumes of biofuel for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with an additional 2017 Read More >

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DuPont Turns to Science for Answers

Never has it been more vital to find scientific fixes to the environmental problems facing our planet. Our petroleum-dependent global population is sprinting past seven billion, and with energy needs growing, one solution lies with biotechnology – using biology instead of geology to power our world. For nearly 215 years, DuPont has turned to science for answers, and at this critical juncture more than ever, this strategy holds. On October 30, DuPont celebrated the opening Read More >

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The Future of Renewable Chemicals


On Monday, the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy, heard from three companies and their perspectives on the future of renewable chemicals. Carolyn Fritz, Allylix, led the session and provided great insight to the similarities and differences among DuPont, BASF, and Green Biologics throughout the discussion. Markus Pompejus provided BASF’s perspective on biobased chemicals. BASF understands that sustainability is a goal of many of their customers including the brand owners who are Read More >

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