Consider Corn Challenge Winners Announced

AgWired Precision, BIO, Corn, NCGA

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the winners of the Consider Corn Challenge II this week at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, Iowa. Three winners were chosen, each with a unique technology to improve a product or process using field corn to produce biobased materials. ExoPolymer, Inc. intends to create a new … Read More

New Platform for Food and Agriculture Innovation

AgWired Precision, ASTA, BIO, Biotech, Food, Gene Editing, technology

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) have announced the launch of Innovature, a new platform for dialogue around innovation in food and agriculture, with an initial focus on gene editing. ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne says they are aiming to engage key influencers in a dialogue around shared values. “Our goal is to cultivate broad-based … Read More

Innovative Name Change for BIO

Cindy ZimmermanBIO, biotechnology

The Biotechnology Industry Organization will soon become the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. The new name, which will be officially launched next year, was announced this week by BIO’s new Board Chair, Ron Cohen, CEO of Acorda Therapeutics. “I’m pleased to announce that the BIO Board has approved a change to BIO’s name,” said Cohen during the 2015 BIO International Convention. “Still … Read More

Hillary Clinton Voices Support for Ag Biotech

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, BIO, biotechnology, Government

Potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spent over an hour last week at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention in San Diego chatting with BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood, a former congressman from Pennsylvania. The wide ranging discussion touched on a variety of topics, including agricultural biotechnology. Greenwood asked Mrs. Clinton where she stood on the use of genetically modified … Read More