Press Releases

September 19 2014

2014 Livestock Biotech Summit three day programming touched on issues such as engaging...

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...

July 17 2014

Because of the environmental, economical and societal benefits they provide, genetically...

June 3 2014

Attendees will get the opportunity to hone their communications techniques during specially...

May 8 2014

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law today, H. 112, the GMO food labeling bill....

May 6 2014

Farmers around the world who use seeds improved with biotechnology are benefitting...

April 16 2014

As a follow-up to the March 25th dedication of the Norman E. Borlaug statue in the U.S....

March 25 2014

Borlaug, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential...

March 21 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that Jerry Flint, Ph.D.,...

March 19 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Dr. Calestous Juma, Professor at...

February 13 2014

BIO press release anouncing the publication of the 2014 International Service for the...

February 6 2014

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), along with 28 other ag and food organizations,...

January 13 2014

BIO expresses strong support for the “Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of...

December 4 2013

BIO and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced today that the Data Use and...

November 6 2013

Initiative 522, the complicated and costly food labeling proposal, has been rejected by voters...

August 1 2013

S. 1413 and H.R. 2725 would exempt future FDA user fees from sequestration.

July 29 2013

GMO Answers responds to the toughest questions about GMOs and puts previously hard-to-find...

June 26 2013

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law today, PA 13-183, the GMO food labeling...

June 19 2013

Scientific discoveries have helped to feed the world.

June 11 2013

There are several aspects of this report that deserve further scrutiny.

May 10 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (...

May 9 2013

A letter sent to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios...

May 1 2013

Key members of the U.S. agricultural value chain have joined together to applaud the work of...

April 29 2013

Following a thorough and rigorous regulatory process spanning more than two decades, the time...

April 24 2013

Although we haven't seen the language of the proposed bill, it's important to note...

April 23 2013

Study shows biotech crops increase farmers’ yields and incomes, with less pesticide use...

March 25 2013

Thousands to gather in Chicago, April 22-25.

March 8 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 8, 2013) – Whole Foods announced today that it will require the...

February 20 2013

The ISAAA report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012, says a record 17.3...

February 13 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is extending for 60 days...

January 15 2013

BIO and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) are pleased with the continued support from...

December 21 2012

Today, as part of its rigorous, scientific regulatory review governing genetically engineered...

November 15 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)...

October 31 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)...

September 12 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Dr. Jon Hagler, Missouri...

September 12 2012

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today Justin Chesnut, Director of the...

August 28 2012

The Livestock Biotech Summit announced its breakout sessions for the September conference,...

July 19 2012

“This is such an exciting time for the agricultural biotechnology sector because we...

July 16 2012

Genetically engineered (GE) varieties of soybeans, cotton and corn are the preferred choice of...

July 11 2012

“The BIO Livestock Summit will focus on how we could use animal biotechnology to develop...

July 10 2012

The process must become more predictable, transparent and efficient.

June 21 2012

The 73 to 26 vote against the amendment highlights the value the U.S. Congress places on...

June 11 2012

The 2012 BIO International Convention looks to give a global perspective on regulatory and...

June 7 2012

A host of agricultural and scientific organizations have praised President Obama for his...

May 22 2012

Seed technology is vital for developing country farmers.

May 10 2012

“Education is important to continue raising awareness, but simply labeling a food...

April 27 2012

Programs reauthorized and funded in the Senate Agriculture Committee's ...

March 15 2012

“With continuous advances in both biomedical and food applications, we look forward to...

March 14 2012

Lobb will lead CBI’s efforts to communicate science-based information about the benefits...

February 7 2012

Because of their tremendous environmental and economic benefits, farmers around the world...

October 28 2011

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood announced today two...

October 7 2011

In a case brought against USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the...

October 4 2011

A coalition of anti-technology groups under the moniker “Just Label It” has...

August 3 2011

Animal Agriculture Coalition Members denounce political interference in FDA process.

June 16 2011

An amendment offered on the House floor last night would ban the FDA from using any funding to...

May 26 2011

Worldwide population growth is estimated to pass 10 billion by 2100, and biotechnological...

May 23 2011

2011 BIO International Convention will feature a series of high level panels examining the...

May 5 2011

BIO thanks Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Energy Secretary Steven Chu on the...

May 4 2011

BIO announces selection of Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) as Legislator of the Year for 2010 -...

May 4 2011

BIO announced today its selection of Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) as Legislator of the Year for...

May 4 2011

BIO announces its selection of Representative David E. Price (D-NC) as Legislator of the Year...

May 4 2011

BIO announces its selection of Michael Capuano (D-MA) as Legislator of the Year for 2010 -...

May 3 2011

BIO announces its selection of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as Legislator of the Year for 2010...

April 28 2011

During BIO's 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing,...

April 21 2011

Corporate leaders will discuss benefits for businesses and consumers through incorporation of...

April 14 2011

Business executives, scientists and policy makers will highlight opportunities to...

April 13 2011

Annual report prepared by UK-based PG Economics highlights agricultural biotechnology as...

March 31 2011

BIO announces the industrial biotechnology companies selected to present their technology...

March 21 2011

Five nations have come out in support of livestock cloning as one of many agricultural...

March 21 2011

Industry analysts are projecting double digit growth in the biobased product sector, and an...

March 8 2011

Internet users can now access a searchable and easy-to-use database of ag biotech products...

March 7 2011

Company C-level executives, scientists and government officials from Canada, Europe and the...

February 22 2011

The ISAAA report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2010, says a...

February 4 2011

The USDA announces that it will issue a “partial deregulation” for the most...

January 27 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces that it will fully deregulate a variety of...

January 26 2011

BIO's commends President Obama for highlighting the need to increase our nation...

January 20 2011

BIO applauds Chairman Lucas (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Peterson (D-Minn.) for convening...

January 13 2011

More than 1,000 high-profile scientists, executives, government officials and investors are...

January 13 2011

BIO welcomes the decision by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to defer application of CO2...

January 3 2011

The 2011 BIO International Convention will highlight the latest trends and the newest...

August 26 2010

Genetically engineered (GE) animals have already realized the promise of advancing human...

May 4 2010

A new report issued by the Biotechnology Industry Organization underscores how biotechnology...

April 6 2010

The Obama Administration has made substantial progress to avoid retaliatory measures in a long...

March 2 2010

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded today’s announcement by the...

June 17 2008

As the BIO 2008 International Convention gets underway in San Diego this week, the Excellence...

May 7 2008

Major global issues, such as sustainable agriculture, industry stewardship and genetically...

July 25 2007

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today launched a new program, Excellence Through...

March 3 1999

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) said today it will support Pioneer HiBred...

February 19 1999
June 7 1997

Carl B. Feldbaum, president of BIO, issued the following statement today in response to the...

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).