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An Inclusive and Impactful Approach to Transparency

BIO understands that consumers want more information about what is in their food and whether their food is safe. Our members will be a driver of that endeavor.

May 14, 2020

The U.S. government’s regulatory approach cannot exist in isolation. It should be supported by credible transparency measures. A proactive approach to transparency stands to build trust and foster an inclusive environment to address our most pressing societal, nutritional, and environmental concerns.

BIO understands that consumers want more information about what is in their food and whether their food is safe. Our members will be a driver of that endeavor.

BIO believes that an effective approach for transparency includes:

  • Defined roles for all participants, including government, public and private developers, civil society, the food value chain, and the public
  • Clear principles and goals for building trust and answering questions
  • A mechanism for independent verification and the use of best management practices in the development and introduction of new products
  • Diversity of perspectives represented in governance systems
  • Resources that enable small and emerging company participation
  • A publicly available repository of information about plant, animal and microbial biotechnologies and breeding methods and 
  • A comprehensive and connected communications approach.

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