Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Statement: USDA Provides Strong Oversight Of Agricultural Biotechnology

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Greenwood today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s oversight of products of agricultural biotechnology: “The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and its members are committed to the safety and stewardship of products of agricultural biotechnology. We believe that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with strong industry support, provides stringent oversight in the regulation of plants and crops improved through biotechnology. Over the last few years, USDA has enhanced its environmental review procedures for biotech-derived plants.

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