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Oregon Voters Rightly Reject Efforts to Require Mandatory Labeling of GMO Food

With some ballots still left to be counted, it appears that Oregon voters have chosen to reject Measure 92, the state’s GMO food labeling initiative. 

BIO Statement on Maui Farming Ban Initiative

While final results are still coming in, it appears that voters in Maui have chosen by a narrow margin to impose a ban on farming practices that will ultimately cut jobs and jeopardize the local economy and the future of agriculture in Hawaii. The measure affects agricultural practices on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Colorado Voters Say No to Proposition 105

Colorado voters have decisively rejected Proposition 105, the food labeling initiative on the November 4th ballot. The measure, which would have created Colorado-only food labeling regulations for certain foods made with GMO ingredients, was defeated by a margin of 67 percent to 33 percent.

BIO Applauds Introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

Consumer-focused legislation will enhance transparency and advance food safety Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), applauds today’s introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which would establish a federal standard for the safety and labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).

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

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. 

Broad Coalition Opposes Legislation to Require GE Labeling

We write to convey strong opposition to legislation recently introduced that would require special labels for food and beverages that contain ingredients derived from biotechnology or genetically engineered plants.

Ag Organizations Applaud Six Countries for Support of Ag Production Technologies

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.

Statement from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) on Introduction of Biotech Food Labeling Bill in Congress:

Although we haven't seen the language of the proposed bill, it's important to note that the biotech industry does not oppose food labeling. 

Robust Food & Ag Discussions Planned at the 2013 BIO International Convention

Thousands to gather in Chicago, April 22-25.

The American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association Sign the Accord: Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement

BIO and ASTA are pleased to announce that the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association , and the National Corn Growers Association have become signatories to the Accord.