Food & Agriculture

Thanks to genetic engineering, flowers are heartier and last longer after they’re cut.  And they come in a wider variety of shapes, sizes, scents and colors – even blue!

BIO has named Feike Sijbesma as the recipient of its 2011 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology.

President’s call for more funding comes as Congress focuses on reducing budget deficits.

Fifteen years after Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell rather than an embryo, made headlines, the process of livestock cloning is increasingly gaining acceptance as a viable means of satisfying demand for sustainable food production.

Agricultural biotechnology can be a key element in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

Overhauled BIOTradeStatus lets users search for the latest information on hundreds of products.

ISAAA data shows countries around the world have embraced agricultural biotechnology.

Agency issues partial deregulation of Roundup Ready sugar beets while it prepares an environmental impact statement.

Farmers around the world continue to enthusiastically embrace genetically engineered (GE) crops according to the ISAAA report for 2009.

For over a decade, agricultural biotechnology has provided solutions for the world's farmers in the form of plants that yield more per acre and reduce production costs while being resistant to disease and insect pests.

Learn the key terms associated with agricultural biotechnology.

American agriculture has an impressive track record of successfully addressing the economic and market-based issues associated with coexistence, whether neighbor-to-neighbor or through state seed certifying agencies or other local, state or regional intiatives.

March 4 2014
ABA submists comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Docket No. APHIS-2013-0047 regarding the ruling to move forward with a key recommendation of the final AC21 report.  
May 9 2013
We write to convey strong opposition to legislation recently introduced that would require special labels for food and beverages that contain ingredients derived from biotechnology or genetically engineered plants.
May 2 2013
BIO appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the AquAdvantage salmon application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
September 4 2012
The Government of Canada has long been a trusted ally to the United States on agricultural biotechnology. Canada has been a like minded partner in various international fora, including joining the United States government in a successful World Trade Organization
July 10 2012
BIO, along with other major agriculture organizations, sent a letter in support of provisions in the FARRM bill to Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson on July 6.
April 16 2014
As a follow-up to the March 25th dedication of the Norman E. Borlaug statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall, President Obama praised the work of the Nobel Prize winner and voiced support for the promises of agricultural biotechnology.
March 25 2014
Borlaug, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, led a global agricultural evolution through his research and advocacy for modern farming practices.  Known as the Father of the Green Revolution, Borlaug is credited with saving more than a billion people from starvation with the development of high-yield, disease-resistant crop varieties and modern agricultural systems.
March 21 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that Jerry Flint, Ph.D., Vice President of Biotech Affairs and Regulatory for DuPont Pioneer has been elected Chair of the organization’s Food and Agriculture Section Governing Board. 
March 19 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Dr. Calestous Juma, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and Dr. Jim Murray, Professor at the University of California at Davis will deliver the keynote addresses at the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit.
February 13 2014
BIO press release anouncing the publication of the 2014 International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) report.