Food and Farm Innovation

From enhancing crops to be resistant in the face of threats like disease and climate change to developing novel ingredients for popular food items, biotechnology is essential to sustaining the future of our global food system. Advances in food and farm innovation center on using biology-based tools, like genomic engineering of plants and animals, to enhance natural processes to get the most out of our land.

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Letters, Comments & Testimony
October 15, 2021
BIO is pleased to join the undersigned food and agriculture organizations and companies in supporting the nomination of Elaine Trevino to serve as Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
September 30, 2021
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) submits these comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public input on the receipt of an application, 93167-EUP-2, from Oxitec Ltd requesting to amend and extend of an experimental use permit (EUP) for the…
July 27, 2021
Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, Members of the Committee, my name is Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath. I am the President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). I am honored to testify before you for today’s hearing, Implementation and Enforcement of the United States – Mexico …
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Growing Trust in Innovation

Innovation flourishes when science and consumer values are aligned and complement one another. The U.S. government’s regulatory approach cannot exist in isolation. It should be supported by credible transparency measures. 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.

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Ag & Environment Biotech Coronavirus Response

Agriculture and Environment biotechnology companies are responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in unique ways—from hand-sanitizers to vaccine adjuvants and green cleaning products, the entire biotech community is rising to the challenge. 

BIO IMPACT is now a 2-day virtual event
What is BIO IMPACT Digital?

Join us September 21-22 for critical business development, insights and education at BIO IMPACT Digital, an exciting evolution of the BIO World Congress. BIO IMPACT Digital will help global leaders in agriculture and environmental biotech stay on top of the biobased breakthroughs transforming our world.

Learn More About Innovature

A joint project of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), Innovature highlights progress in agriculture, food and wellness. We strive to explore and contextualize gene editing advancements and to promote dialogue and clarity on agriculture innovation under development.

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