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Big Things Are Happening within Iowa’s Biotech Industry


Over the last decade Iowa has built a specialized and diverse bioscience industry. In particular, it has become a national leader in the agricultural biosciences where the state accounts for 10 percent of U.S. employment. As this article from The Scientist demonstrates, Iowa is no longer just an Ag bioscience hub, its significant investments in biopharma R&D are paying off and demonstrating the value of bioscience innovation in growing jobs and improving quality of life.

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Governor of Iowa Kicks Off #BIO2016 Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Track


On Monday, June 7, 2016, The Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa, provided welcoming remarks to the #BIO2016 attendees participating in the Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals Track Sessions.  Governor Branstad is not only the longest serving governor in American history but he was Iowa’s longest-serving governor, from 1983 to 1999. As the state’s chief executive, he endured some of Iowa’s worst economic turmoil, during the farm crisis of the ‘80s, while helping lead the state’s resurgence to a booming economy Read More >

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to Speak at BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

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BIO announced today that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will deliver remarks during an opening plenary session at the BIO World Congress on Monday, July 20, 2015.  The 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held July 19-22, 2015 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. “Governor Terry Branstad is a true champion of our industry and the creation of a national biobased economy.  He has voiced support for the federal Renewable Read More >

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Emmetsburg Turns Out for Grand Opening of Project Liberty


On Sept. 3, 2014, I joined hundreds of attendees celebrating the opening of POET-DSM’s $275 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project Liberty is the first plant developed out of a joint venture between Royal DSM and Sioux Falls-based POET. POET-DSM hosted a well-deserved celebration of their technological and engineering achievement. The theme of the event, appropriately, was making cellulosic biofuels – once considered a fantasy – a reality. High-level guests speaking at the Read More >

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GMO Answers Independent Expert Spotlight

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GMO Answers has committed to doing a better job of answering the public’s questions on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This means ensuring that we have a robust collection of experts senior in the field of agricultural biotechnology who will answer your questions with the highest integrity. One of these independent experts is Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa Read More >

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