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Breaking Through: The Psychology of (Ag) Biotech

We all know it. The world needs twice as much food by 2050.

We all know it. But commodity prices are low. And that decreases available resources for innovation in food production, pointed out one attendee at Tuesday's Ag Biotech Workshop.

Not so, responded one of the panelists. It's actually psychology.

For when food production is slightly ahead of demand, we think that there is plenty of food. Nothing to worry about.

Bioscience Building Boom at Stake in March Bond Vote

North Carolina voters will not only cast ballots for their favorite presidential candidate in the March 15 primary election. They will also decide a $2 billion state bond referendum that has long-term implications for North Carolina’s life science community.

NCBiotech Holiday Hours

 

NCBiotech will close our offices periodically over the next couple of weeks to observe the coming holidays.

Bullock Assumes Senior VP Role at NCBiotech

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has named William O. Bullock, MBA, to the position of senior vice president, economic development & statewide operations.

NC: A Life Science Leader Poised for More Growth in 6 ‘SuperScieNCe’ Sectors

North Carolina’s life science sector grew four times faster than that of the rest of the nation over the last decade. Even so, a study of the state’s industry says the best is yet to come, as the state builds on its “SuperSciNCe” – its prodigious research and innovation strengths in such growing markets as medicine, agriculture, biomanufacturing and health informatics.

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NCBiotech Weather Information

It's raining again!

We think all that rain's going to freeze on the roads overnight, so we're planning to open our RTP office at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 6. Check back here for updates or look at our Twitter feed.

Over in the Piedmont Triad, the temperature is a little lower. They're closing today, Thursday March 5, at 2 p.m. They'll also open tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Stay safe out there.

NC Life Science Contribution Hits $73B, 228,000 Jobs

North Carolina’s life science sector is producing unparalleled job growth and economic expansion for the state, growing nearly 31 percent from 2001 to 2012, in contrast to 1 percent overall private sector employment growth during the same period.

Leaders, Thinkers, Students, Researchers Gather for Ag + Biotech Summit

More than 500 participants in the NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Science and NCBiotech Ag Biotech Initiative joint North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit are dealing with the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by the year 2050. And more.

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