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Farmers Increasingly Favor Biotech Crops

The ISAAA report, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012, says a record 17.3 million farmers in 28 countries are growing biotech crops on 420 million acres. 

BIO and ASTA Welcome Continued Support for the Accord

BIO and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) are pleased with the continued support from key stakeholder groups on work related to patent expiration for biotechnology events.

USDA Considers “Nonbrowning” Apple

“This is such an exciting time for the agricultural biotechnology sector because we’re starting to see those next generation products that directly benefit the consumer,” says Dr. Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President for Food & Agriculture at BIO.

Agricultural Biotechnology: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012

BIO, along with other major agriculture organizations, sent a letter in support of provisions in the FARRM bill to Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson on July 6.

BIO Applauds FARRM Provisions to Streamline Ag Biotech Analysis

The process must become more predictable, transparent and efficient.

Oppose Costly & Confusing Labeling Amendment to the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012

Senators Sanders and Boxer have introduced an amendment that will result in costly and extreme food labeling requirements.

The Farm Bill: BIO Opposes the Sanders-Boxer Amendment

BIO, which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers, and related organizations around the world, strongly opposes the Sanders-Boxer Amendment (#2310) to the Farm Bill.

Agriculture and Science Groups Back Modern Technology to Meet Rapidly Growing Food Needs

A host of agricultural and scientific organizations have praised President Obama for his “aggressive support” for innovation in agriculture, including biotechnology.

Glyphosate Tolerant H7-1 Sugar Beets Request: Environmental Impact

BIO comments in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS or the Agency) Draft Environmental Impact Statement-October 2011, Glyphosate Tolerant H7-1 Sugar Beets Request for Nonregulated Status.

BIO Statement on U.S. District Court Ruling in “Eucalyptus” Case

In a case brought against USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has denied the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and granted the summary judgment motions for the government, ArborGen, and BIO.