BIO Cheers Senate Passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released the following statement after the Senate passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act:
“This bill is at the heart of everything we fight for at BIO and proves that climate action and economic growth can go hand in hand," said BIO's President and CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath. "It will encourage farmers and ranchers to use biotechnology breakthroughs to reduce emissions and deploy their land in the fight against climate change. It will bring greater value to the biobased economy and allow those across the biotech ecosystem—from farmers to renewable chemical developers and biobased manufacturers—to reliably demonstrate the true environmental benefit of carbon-reducing technologies in agriculture.
"Senators Mike Braun and Debbie Stabenow deserve praise for their leadership in advancing the bill through the Senate and we look forward to working with our companies and partners in the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) to encourage the House of Representatives to pass the Growing Climate Solutions Act and send it to President Biden’s desk to become law.”