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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.

Testimony in Support of USDA Research

BIO submitted testimony in support of USDA research funding to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. Ag research programs within the USDA have sparked agricultural innovation and will help to solve the critical food and energy security challenges facing a rapidly growing global population.

Sustainable Agriculture: Sessions at the 2012 BIO International Convention

Worldwide population growth is estimated to pass 10 billion by 2100, and biotechnological advancements will play a critical role for global food production. The 2012 BIO International Convention will feature a series of panels examining the latest advancements designed to address pressing global food production, genetically engineered food and animal biotechnology.

Biotechnology Innovations for Sustainable Agriculture to be Highlighted at 2011 BIO International Convention

2011 BIO International Convention will feature a series of high level panels examining the latest biotechnology advancements designed to address pressing global food production and genetically engineered food and animail biotechnology.

BIO Thanks Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Energy Secretary Chu for Biomass Program and R&D Grants

BIO thanks Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Energy Secretary Steven Chu on the announcement of Biomass Research And Development Initiative grants and the establishment of a Biomass Crop Assistance Plan project area.