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#BIOWC16 Workshop: “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States”


On Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2:30-4:30pm, USDA will be sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on the potential growth of the national bioeconomy at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The titled of the workshop is “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States,” and it will be moderated by Todd Campbell, USDA Policy Advisor, Energy and Bioeconomy; and Harry Baumes, USDA, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of Read More >

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Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Winners Attending the BIO 2015 World Congress

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge - A US EPA Program

Every year since 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors companies which use innovative efforts to tackle climate change with their Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge. This year two of the award recipients will be attending BIO’s 2015 World Congress! LanzaTech Inc. and Renmatix, both of which are BIO members, won awards for Greener Synthetic Pathways and Small Business, respectively. LanzaTech, based in Skokie, Illinois, was recognized for their Gas Fermentation Process which uses microbes Read More >

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Honeybees, Butterflies, and Pesticides


Honeybees and butterflies occupy a sensitive space in many peoples’ hearts, and it is no question that there is a call to action to help restore populations. Lawmakers and scientists are working on ways to restore the natural habitats of these pollinators; however, decisions should be dictated by scientific facts and not emotions. Sue McCrum, the President of American Agri-Women (AAW), recently released an opinion piece in response to President Obama’s National Pollinator Health Strategy Read More >

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The “Other Issues to Worry About” vs. GMO’s


We don’t label foods for pesticides, fertilizers or these other “conventional” food-production technologies. Only genetically engineered food is considered unconventional; it’s what the big labeling-law movement is all about these days. Why is that? Largely because groups of people have managed to make it an issue, not because it’s the one big dangerous thing happening with our food – The LA Times, Karin Klein Last week, the Los Angeles Times released an opinion blog with Read More >

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Puerto Rico: The New Hub for Ag-Biotech Innovation


 “Biotechnology Innovation—the union of scientific discovery and capital can flourish in a supportive research and regulatory environment. Key policy principles will help facilitate the discovery, development, and commercialization of biotech products that will fight disease, feed the hungry and improve the environment”-BIO 2014 A quote that wholly describes the agricultural climate of Puerto Rico.  The country offers a perfect location, climate, great soil quality, inviting regulatory system, three pronounced academic/research programs and friendly biotech work Read More >

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