Animal Biotechnology

Hear from Ron Stotish, President & CEO, AquaBounty, as he discusses the challenges facing the animal biotech field and the state of the industry in MA ahead of the 2012 BIO International Convention.

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. And today’s modern agriculture practices are more beneficial than ever before for the environment, the economy, food security and consumers.

It’s time for us to embrace science, educate ourselves on its benefits, and encourage – not impede – forward thinking. Our future might depend on it!

AquAdvantage Salmon is an Atlantic Salmon which contains a "gene construct" enabling it to grow twice as fast as other Atlantic Salmon.

Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of an organism's genes. Genetic engineering is different from traditional breeding, where the organism's genes are manipulated indirectly.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on August 26 that it will convene its Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC) to consider an application by BIO member AquaBounty technologies for its genetically engineered (GE) AquAdvantage Salmon.

Genetic engineering of agricultural animals could be one of the most interesting and promising fields of biotechnology.

GE animals are being developed to transform and improve public health.

A report on the benefits for health care, nutrition, the environment, and animal welfare.

With global food costs reaching such dangerous levels, ensuring a safe, affordable and abundant global food supply has never been as important as it is right now.

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.

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

A genetically engineered (GE) animal is one which has had a deliberate modification made to its genome. Genetic engineering allows scientists to precisely transfer beneficial genes from one species to another. GE animals provide solutions to transform public health through biomedical, environmental, and food applications.

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).
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.
August 2 2011
In this letter to Congress, the members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition urge members not to disrupt funding for the FDA's review of genetically enhanced salmon.
July 28 2011
BIO submitted testimony in support of USDA research funding to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. Ag research programs within the USDA have sparked agricultural innovation and will help to solve the critical food and energy security challenges facing a rapidly growing global population.
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.
July 25 2013
In the latest edition of the Food and Drug Policy Forum, an article by Food & Water Watch asserts that FDA is not ready to regulate the world’s first biotech food animal. 
April 29 2013
Following a thorough and rigorous regulatory process spanning more than two decades, the time has come for regulatory approval of the first genetically engineered (GE) food animal.  
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.