Addressing Climate Change

There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans. The U.S. transportation sector leads all other sectors in greenhouse gas emissions. Diseases that thrive in hot weather are killing important staple crops. Our reliance on products derived from fossil fuels is harming our planet.

Climate change is real but through biotechnology, we can meet these challenges head-on by making the same reliable plastics, foods, and fuels with less environmental impact.

Press Releases
August 15, 2022
The Impact Ag & Environment Conference hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization has been canceled for 2022. BIO is shifting its focus to planning a must-attend conference in Raleigh, N.C., in September 2023.   BIO had planned to host the first in-person BIO Impact Ag &…
August 7, 2022
Senate lawmakers today passed a sweeping, $740 billion reconciliation package after an all-night session. Following the vote, Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), made the following statement: "Nothing we heard from the lengthy…
August 5, 2022
As Senate lawmakers look to finalize a budget reconciliation package this weekend, Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released the following statement related to price controls within the bill: "Mere hours after the White House…
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Letters, Comments & Testimony
August 2, 2022
On behalf of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, I want to thank you for introducing the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act. This important legislation will bring much-needed and overdue clarity to Section 101 of the Patent Act. The existing uncertainty in the law has been a major impediment…
July 29, 2022
The Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) is an alliance of independent, state and territory based, non-profit trade associations, each of which advocates for public policies that support responsible development and delivery of innovative life-enhancing and life-saving biotechnology…
July 15, 2022
BIO submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for the committee's hearing titled "Climate Smart From Farm to Fork: Building an Affordable and Resilient Food Supply Chain." BIO's statement supports adoption of innovative,…