Plant Biotechnology

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.

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.

“Volunteers” (a plant that grows on its own, rather than being deliberately planted by a human) can happen because seeds can be transported by the wind, spilled from vehicles transporting grain or seed or dropped by birds.

Dr. Targan takes us on a tour of marine biotechnology - and its great promise for new therapies and environmental protection.

Agricultural biotechnology is an advanced technology that allows plant breeders to make precise genetic changes to impart beneficial traits to the crop plants we rely on for food and fiber.

When you look at a field of tobacco plants, your first thought probably isn't about its medicinal uses. But in a few years, this crop may help produce life-saving vaccines and therapies.

Biotechnology is all around us and is already a big part of our lives, providing breakthrough products and technologies to combat disease, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, and make useful products.

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.
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.
June 21 2012
Senators Sanders and Boxer have introduced an amendment that will result in costly and extreme food labeling requirements.
June 21 2012
BIO, which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations around the world, strongly opposes the Sanders-Boxer Amendment (#2310) to the Farm Bill.
December 13 2011
BIO comments in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS or the Agency) Draft Environmental Impact Statement-October 2011, Glyphosate Tolerant H7-1 Sugar Beets Request for Nonregulated Status.
April 9 2014
Consumer-focused legislation will enhance transparency and advance food safety Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), applauds today’s introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which would establish a federal standard for the safety and labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
May 10 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that the Agency plans to prepare two separate environmental impact statements (EIS) on crops genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicides known as 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and Dicamba. 
May 1 2013
Key members of the U.S. agricultural value chain have joined together to applaud the work of the United States and like-minded governments to promote the importance of science-based regulations to facilitate trade of agricultural commodities derived from agricultural biotechnology.
April 24 2013
Although we haven't seen the language of the proposed bill, it's important to note that the biotech industry does not oppose food labeling. 
March 25 2013
Thousands to gather in Chicago, April 22-25.