BIO Commends Supreme Court's Support for Continued Biotech Innovation

May 14 2013
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.

BIO Statement on USDA Announcement that Further Analysis is Needed on Dicamba- and 2, 4-D-Resistant Plants

May 10 2013
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. 

Key Senators Urge USDA, USTR to Address Ag Biotech Barriers with Trading Partners

May 9 2013
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.

BIO to Use ViS Analytics to Streamline Pediatric Clinical Research

May 7 2013
Pediatric research is essential to study the effects of new therapeutics in children.

BIO Urges Congress to Include Renewable Chemicals in Farm Bill Energy Title Programs

May 3 2013
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 U.S. Trade Representative's International Patent Concerns

May 2 2013
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.

Ag Organizations Applaud Six Countries for Support of Ag Production Technologies

May 1 2013
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.

BIO Responds to House Energy & Commerce White Paper on Renewable Fuel Standard

Apr 30 2013
 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.

BIO Urges FDA Approval of GE Salmon

Apr 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.  

BIO Applauds MLP Parity Act; Thanks House and Senate Sponsors

Apr 25 2013
The Master Limited Partnership Parity Act levels the playing field in tax policy between fossil fuels and renewables.