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
July 6, 2022
Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate advanced drug pricing legislation today that would drastically alter the Medicare program. Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released the following statement:  “The misguided…
June 8, 2022
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization today announced the opening of nominations for two awards to honor significant leaders driving cutting-edge, sustainable breakthroughs in the fields of agriculture and the environment. BIO will accept nominations until 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022. The…
June 17, 2022
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president & CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released the following statement in response to a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12) to endorse a COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property waiver: “The…
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Letters, Comments & Testimony
June 12, 2022
On Monday, June 13th, BIO submitted comments in response to a recently published FDA draft guidance providing recommendations to sponsors on developing a Race and Ethnicity Diversity Plan to enroll adequate numbers of participants in clinical trials from underrepresented racial and ethnic…
June 24, 2022
We write to express our support for the nomination of Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. U.S. agricultural producers and global food security will be well served through…