BIO has launched a beefed-up version of its BIOTradeStatus  online database of agricultural biotech products.
The revamped site offers up-to-date information, provided by participating companies, on the global authorization status of commercialized agri-biotech products for food, feed and cultivation.
The site also combines information culled from the previous BIOTradeStatus.com and from BIOExport.net.
BIO hosts the database, and participating companies provide the information. The aim is to help biotechnology stakeholders and investors learn more about how agricultural biotech can be adopted and applied globally. Companies supplying information include BASF Plant Science , Bayer CropScience , Dow AgroSciences , Monsanto , Pioneer Hi-Bred  and Syngenta Seeds .
The site offers new information and functions not previously available:
Users can also access additional notes containing more in-depth explanations about a product’s authorization or commercial status. The notes are intended to provide supplemental information to help users; they are not promotional corporate materials.
It should be noted that BIOTradeStatus in no way provides a comprehensive listing of all agricultural biotech products.