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.
October 16 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced October 15 several new programs aimed at addressing weeds management.  New and diverse strategies are needed for farmers to better fight weeds in today’s agricultural systems says the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
September 19 2014
2014 Livestock Biotech Summit three day programming touched on issues such as engaging consumers, animal welfare, the promise of the technology.
September 17 2014
Support Of Industry Underscores Pro-Business Commitment
September 10 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced that it will showcase a series of unique sessions at this year’s Livestock Biotech Summit, including a panel highlighting the value of intellectual property in animal biotechnology.  Polsinelli PC will sponsor two sessions, one on the importance of protecting patent rights to helped spur innovation and the second on utilizing biotechnology to better human and animal health.  BIO’s Livestock Biotech Summit will be held September 16-18, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
July 17 2014
Because of the environmental, economical and societal benefits they provide, genetically engineered (GE) varieties of soybeans, cotton and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).