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 Comments on FDA Natural Food Labeling

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to submit these comments to FDA in response to FDA’s request for information on the use of the term “natural” on food labeling (docket no. FDA-2014-N-1207). BIO is the world's largest biotechnology trade association, representing companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than thirty other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

Report Shows Biotech Crops Continue to be Favored Globally by Farmers

Millions of farmers around the world have reaped more than US$150 billion in benefits from biotech crops since 1996, according to a new adoption study released today.

BIO Statement on Failure to Stop Patchwork of State GMO Labeling Laws

The U.S. Senate was unable to advance a national solution to GMO food labeling.  It is essential for Senate leaders to continue working to reach a much-needed compromise over the coming days, as failure to move forward allows costly and confusing state-based measures such as Vermont’s GMO food labeling law to take effect in July.

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.

Agricultural Biotechnology Benefits Farmers and the Environment

BIO's Issue Paper in Response to Report Criticizing Herbicide and Pesticide Use and Biotech Seed Prices.

Agricultural Biotechnology is Helping Farmers Grow Food Sustainably

Biotechnology allows farmers to grow more food on less land using farming practices that are environmentally sustainable.

Agriculture and Weed Resistance

The environmental challenges of weed resistance are the same for biotech crops and conventional crops if farmers do not use herbicides as directed. Learn more about stewardship practices that help farmers better control weeds and how biotechnology is reducing the impact of pesticides on the environment.

BIO Testimony regarding Oregan Senate Bill 570

Testimony to the Oregon Senate Environment & Land Use Committee regarding The Oregon Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical and Industrial Crop Act.

BIO Applauds Senate GMO Labeling Bill

Legislation eliminates confusion, enhances transparency