Press Releases

May 10 2013

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

May 1 2013

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

April 24 2013

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

March 25 2013

Thousands to gather in Chicago, April 22-25.

February 20 2013

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

January 15 2013

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

July 19 2012

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

July 10 2012

The process must become more predictable, transparent and efficient.

June 7 2012

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

October 7 2011

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

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...

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 8 2011

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

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...

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...

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
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.