Letters, Testimony & Comments

On behalf of its members, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is pleased to provide comments on the proposed rulemaking by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) which prescribes policies and procedures for awarding...
  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Docket Number: [100407180-0225-02] Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Notice of Availability of Funds; Amendment AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and...
Assuring Vaccination of Children and Adolescents without Financial Barriers A Report of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee I. Purposes of this report In September 2006, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) formed a Vaccine...
Promoting Health and Preventing Disease: Childhood and Adult Vaccine Updates and Recommendations  
Draft Strategic National Vaccine Plan, 11/26/08 Preface: Letter from the Assistant Secretary for Health Given the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the prevention of an expanding number of infectious diseases, it is important that we...
We are experiencing an unparalleled period of advancement and innovation in the life sciences globally that continues to transform our way of life. Whether augmenting our ability to provide health care and protect the environment, or expanding our...
Time and again in our Nation's history, Americans have risen to meet -and to shape- moments of transition. This must be one of those moments. We live in a time of sweeping change. The success of free nations, open markets and social progress...
Agriculture and Weed Resistance Weeds are the second most significant agricultural problem, second only to soil erosion. The fact is growers must control weeds or they will suffer crop loss. Growers can control weeds by using clean equipment...
AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY BENEFITS FARMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT In Response to Report Criticizing Herbicide and Pesticide Use and Biotech Seed Prices SUMMARY: The Organic Center (TOC), the Union for Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Center for...
Agricultural biotechnology is helping farmers grow food sustainably. The Obama Administration has made global food security a top priority in which American agriculture must play a key role. Biotechnology allows farmers to grow more food on less...
Experts Agree on Biotech's Contributions to Agriculture Stability "Advances in the genetic engineering of plants have provided enormous benefits to American farmers. I believe that we can continue to modify plants safely with new...
Cloning is the most recent evolution of selective assisted breeding in animal husbandry. Cloning animals is a reliable way of reproducing superior livestock genetics and ensuring herds are maintained at the highest quality possible. It’s...
Re: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Request for public comments on the “Implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment” (April 27 – May 29, 2007) Dear Dr. Kleiner: The...
Re: Docket No. 2003N-0573; Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration; Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment; Proposed Risk Management Plan; Draft Guidance for Industry; 72 Fed. Reg. 136
Consumer Questions About Food Products From Cloned Animals: Talking Points for Retailers Q. What is cloning? A. Cloning is an assisted reproductive technique that produces an animal that is an identical twin of an existing animal. Q. Is...
Dear Ms. Tipton, Mr. Kozak and Mr. Suber: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I urge the International Dairy Foods Association, the National Milk Products Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council and their members to join...
Dear Secretary Johanns: On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I request your support for publication of the U. S: Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) draft risk assessment on the safety of livestock cloning. We ask...
Re: Docket No. AMS-TM-07-0032; TM-07-05, Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board [Federal Register: March 12, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 47) Page 10971-10973], National Organic Standards Board Cloning Recommendation. Dear Ms....