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BIO Statement on USDA Withdrawal of 340 Biotech Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced its intention to withdraw its proposed revisions to regulations (7 CFR part 340) governing agricultural biotechnology.  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) issued the following statement in response:

BIO Comments to USDA’s Office of Budget and Program Analysis on Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives, September 15, 2017

United States Department of Agriculture Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 101-A 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington DC 20250 Re: Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives Dear Ms. Adcock: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to submit these comments in response to the USDA’s request for information on “Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives,” published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2017.1 Thank you for the opportunity to provide input as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or the Agency) considers opportunities to improve customer service and remove unintended barriers to participation in its programs in ways that least interfere with its customers and allow USDA to accomplish its mission.

BIO comments to USD-AMS on the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law (RE: Questions Under Consideration)

August 25, 2017

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Dr. Yuan Yao and Dr. Henry Havel (Phytoption) at the 2017 BIO International Convention

Rob Wright interviews Dr. Yuan Yao and Dr. Henry Havel (Phytoption) at the 2017 BIO International Convention Buzz Center.

Jack Bobo (Intrexon) at the 2017 BIO International Convention

Mike Huckman interviews Jack Bobo (Intrexon) at the 2017 BIO International Convention Buzz Center.

BIO comments to FDA Regarding the Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals

BIO appreciates this opportunity to provide comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its request for comments on the draft guidance for industry (GFI) #187, entitled Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals2. This draft guidance would revise GFI #187 entitled “Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Containing Heritable Recombinant DNA Constructs” (current GFI #187)3. 

BIO Comments to USDA on its 340 Biotech Rules

BIO is pleased to submit these comments in response to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS’) request for public input on the proposed revisions to its biotechnology regulations in 7 CFR Part 340.

BIO submits comments to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service RE: Availability of an Environmental Assessment for the Field Release of Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths

May 19, 2017

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Report Shows GM Crops Favored by World’s Farmers

Global Adoption of Biotech Crops Reaches New Peak of 457 Million Acres Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017) – Millions of farmers around the world continue to choose genetically modified (GM) crop varieties because of their environmental and socio-economic benefits and the important role they play in addressing food security, according to a study released today.

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

March 9, 2017

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