Letters, Testimony & Comments

April 26, 2013 Docket No. FDA-2011-0899 Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, rm....
May 2 2013
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson: Our members are engaged in the development, use and future utilization of agricultural...
July 10 2012
Dear Senators Reid and McConnell and Representatives Boehner and Pelosi: We are deeply concerned about recent action in the U.S. House...
August 2 2011
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business...
July 28 2011
Re: (Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0385) Food Labeling; Labeling of Food Made From AquAdvantage Salmon Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology...
November 19 2010
Dear Secretary Vilsack: For the past 15 years, agricultural products derived from modern biotechnology have provided significant...
October 4 2010
Members of the Veterinary Medical Advisory Committee, My name is Dr. David Edwards, and I am the Director of Animal Biotechnology for...
September 20 2010
Dear Representatives DeLauro and Kingston and Senators Kohl and Brownback: Our organizations represent livestock and dairy producers,...
June 3 2009
Re: Interagency Cooperation Under the Endangered Species Act; Proposed Rule; Docket No: FWS-R9-ES-2008-0093 To whom it may concern...
October 15 2008
A Panel from the BIO Annual Convention 2006.
April 11 2006
RE: Comments regarding August 26, 2004 Meeting of California Fish and Game Commission, Agenda Item 3 Dear Mr. Kellogg: On behalf of...
August 25 2004
Please accept this statement on  behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and its member companies regarding HCR270/...
April 7 2004
MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION OF LEGISLATION S. 6537, Senator Carl Marcellino Prohibits the sale of transgenic aquatic animals On behalf of...
March 10 2004
On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization and its more than 1,000 member companies, please accept this testimony in opposition...
March 3 2004
RE: Decision not to exempt transgenic ornamental fish from the resticted species list in Section 671, Title 14 California Code of...
February 4 2004
Dear Governor Davis: The below signed organizations are opposed to SB 245 (Sher) and respectfully request your veto of the bill. This...
August 27 2003
Cloning is the most recent evolution of selective assisted breeding in animal husbandry. Cloning animals is a reliable way of reproducing...
Re: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Request for public comments on the “Implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal...
Consumer Questions About Food Products From Cloned Animals: Talking Points for Retailers Q. What is cloning? A. Cloning is an assisted...
Dear Ms. Tipton, Mr. Kozak and Mr. Suber: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I urge the International Dairy...
Dear Secretary Johanns: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I request your support for publication of the U. S:...
Re: Docket No. AMS-TM-07-0032; TM-07-05, Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board [Federal Register: March 12, 2007 (...
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed regulations to implement...
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.
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.
September 3 2014
South Dakota State University, the South Dakota Biotech Association and select Brookings firms will provide attendees of the upcoming 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit the opportunity to tour the campus and select facilities Sept. 15 at no cost. Capping the evening will be an industry-led panel discussion featuring SDSU faculty members and industry collaborators on how to build successful, university/company collaborations
August 21 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Raymond, former undersecretary of agriculture for food safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 BIO Livestock Biotech Summit.