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BIO comments submitted to United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS

BIO in response to the November 4, 2010 announcement (the Notice) by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS or the Agency) of APHIS's preparation of a draft environmental assessment (EA) as part of its decision making process to address a supplemental request for partial deregulation of sugar beets genetically engineered (GE) for tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate.

BIO to Host Synthetic Biology Workshop at 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech and Bioenergy

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BIO comments on the proposed accession of Malaysia to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations

Parties to the TPP negotiation are a mixture of countries that actively cultivate and import GE crops, as well as those that have yet to develop functioning regulatory systems. Therefore, the TPP offers the potential to achieve a common regulatory approach and disciplines for agricultural biotechnology.

BIO Announces Additional Plenary Sessions and Speakers for 2010 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotech and Bioenergy

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BIO Joins 50+ Ag Groups in Abandoning Leonardo “Sustainability” Talks

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Letter to Ms. Cindy Smith, USDA APHIS Regarding BRS Notification Planting Reports

In September 2010, USDA’s Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) began implementing the latest revisions to its User’s Guide for Notification, in spite of a request from BIO for a delay until a system for providing accurate and timely planting reports can be developed. In this letter, BIO proposes a compromise on behalf of our member companies.

Stewardship: Actions to be Taken Prior to Launching Special Traits

BIO policy recommends that BIO members anticipate, consider and develop approaches to help manage and mitigate any potential significant, unintentional processing, product functional or compositional negative effects in crop use or processing streams.

Stewardship: Actions to be Taken Prior to Launching Special Traits

BIO policy recommends that BIO members anticipate, consider and develop approaches to help manage and mitigate any potential significant, unintentional processing, product functional or compositional negative effects in crop use or processing streams.

USTR’s Annual Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS)

BIO encourages USTR and other U.S. government agencies to renew efforts to ensure that any SPS measures affecting exports of U.S. products derived from modern biotechnology be based on scientifically verifiable criteria and be consistent with the SPS Agreement.

IFIC Survey: Consumers Choose Biotech Foods for Nutritional, Environmental Benefits

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