LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, December 9th, Mediaplanet published one of the largest consumer reports on biotechnology, spearheading an industry-wide call to action advocating consumer support of biotechnology, the science that is helping us confront society's most pressing challenges. By teaming up with the world's largest biotechnology organization, Mediaplanet's 'Biotechnology' encourages appropriate policy action and investment in the science that is healing, fueling and feeding our future. Biotechnology is the medical discovery that saves millions of lives, the agricultural innovation that fends off impending world hunger and the solution to ever-rising crude oil prices. The crucial idea—that investment in biotechnology is an investment in our future and in essence, in ourselves—is the idea this report aims to bring home.
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With the help of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Critical Path Institute, Biocom, the University of California Office of the President, Algenol, Amgen, Byogy, EquipNet, and Syngenta, Mediaplanet published one of the largest distributed Biotechnology report in US history.
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