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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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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Letters, Comments & Testimony
October 22, 2019
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has submitted comments to the Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) on the bioeconomy, explaining the critical role America’s biotechnology industry plays in feeding, fueling, and healing the world. The comments were recently highlighted by…
February 14, 2020
Dear Sir/Madam:  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the Draft Guidance, Qualification Process for Drug Development Tools. BIO is the world's largest trade association…
February 13, 2020
Dear Administrator McCarthy, We write to request that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) update its greenhouse gas life-cycle emissions analysis for corn ethanol to include consideration of the current state of the industry and the published scientific literature.    
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