Re: FDA-2016-N-4389: Genome Editing in New Plant Varieties Used for Foods; Request for Comment

March 9, 2017


Re: FDA-2008-D-0394: Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals; Draft Guidance for Industry; Notice of Availability

March 13, 2017


Support House Ag Biotech Education Funding

The undersigned organizations support the inclusion of $3 million within the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to better inform the public about the application of biotechnology to food and agricultural production...

BIO Letter to Senate Appropriations Leadership on Efforts to Label Foods Produced Through Biotechnology Such As the Genetically Engineered Salmon

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) urges you and all members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to support a national bioengineered food labeling legislative solution, which Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are currently crafting in the Senate Agriculture Committee, and to reject all efforts to establish unique labeling requirements for specific bioengineered food products, such as salmon, during consideration of the Fiscal Year 2017 spending bills.

BIO Submits Comments to FDA's Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI Regarding the Proposed Field Trial of the OX513A Strain of Aedes aegypti (Ae. aegypti)

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the draft environmental assessment (EA)1 and preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI) regarding the proposed field trial of the OX513A strain of Aedes aegypti (Ae. aegypti) developed by Oxitec.

BIO’s comments to the USDA on the biomass crop assistance program enacted by the 2008 Farm Bill

Comments are regarding conservation and stewardship requirements, matching payments, establishment costs and annual payments, disclosure of competitively sensitive information, invasiveness determination and review, consistency with existing FSA programs, corporations and publicly traded company participation, eligible materials, and algae.

BIO Statement: BIO Urges FDA Release of Risk Assessment on Animal Cloning

Letter to the dairy industry urging support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's release of the final risk assessment on animal cloning.

Comments to the European Food Safety Authority

Implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment.

Cloning Recommendation before the National Organic Standards Board

Livestock clones and their progeny can be raised in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), specifically 7 USC §6502 Definitions, §6504 National standards for organic production, and §6509 Animal production practices and materials.

A Consumer Tool Kit Explaining Livestock Cloning - Points for Retailers to Provide to Consumers

Cloning is an assisted reproductive technique that produces an animal that is an identical twin of an existing animal.