Press Releases

BIO invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers and posters for the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. 

BIO welcomes the opportunity to comment on EPA's proposed amendments and clarifications to the Renewable Fuel Standard. BIO will work with EPA to finalize new pathways for advanced and cellulosic biofuels, which are needed to meet the goals of the RFS.

CSBI encourages a tax code that promotes economic growth and creates jobs.

House Agriculture Committee Democrats, led by Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), offered an amendment to the Farm Bill that would provide mandatory funding to energy title programs.

H.R. 701 sets a deadline to complete rule-making on Regulation A reforms.

In a bipartisan vote, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry committee passed a Farm Bill that included robust mandatory funding for energy programs and eligibility for renewable chemicals.

H.R. 1952 will stimulate trading for small public companies.

BIO welcomes the unanimous Supreme Court decision in Bowman v. Monsanto, in which the Court confirms that biotechnology seed is entitled to the same protections as other inventions under the patent law.

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. 

A letter sent to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis by 26 Senators urges continued attention by the U.S. Government on international trade issues associated with the use of agricultural biotechnology.

Pediatric research is essential to study the effects of new therapeutics in children.

BIO urges leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to reauthorize and fund renewable energy programs in the Farm Bill and provide eligibility for renewable chemicals.

BIO shares the U.S. Trade Representative's concerns over the failings of India, China, Brazil and Canada to provide adequate IP protection for biotechnology companies creating novel and innovative products.

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.

 Congress established the Renewable Fuel Standard to encourage use of existing biofuels and development of advanced biofuels in order to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, which is consistently rising in price and impacting the affordability of other goods.

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.  

The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act levels the playing field in tax policy between fossil fuels and renewables.

The global event for biotechnology brings together industry leaders for networking, partnering, and deal-making

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. 

New members expand BIO’s representation of multinational companies and include The Coca-Cola Company, Plum Creek, and LanzaTech 

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) released its “Bioscience Economic Development: Legislative Priorities, Best Practices, and Return On Investment” report today at the 2013 BIO International Convention.  

Study shows biotech crops increase farmers’ yields and incomes, with less pesticide use and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

High school junior honored for research in breast cancer.

Support of industry underscores pro-business commitment.