BIO applauds Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's announcement of four new Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas in six states that are expected to generate as many as 3,400 jobs in rural areas.
Genetically engineered (GE) animals can positively transform public health and food production for everyday consumers as well as those with life-threatening medical conditions, according to a new report released by BIO. The report details some of the promises of animal biotech, including: pigs engineered to produce human compatible tissue, organs and cells; cattle engineered to be resistant to mad cow disease; as well as seafood that can be farmed locally and in a sustainable manner.
BIO wrote a letter to Congressional leaders last week supporting measures to help the military increase its use of advanced biofuel and stressing the importance of Sec. 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The Senate Energy and Environment Committee today released additional testimony on the importance of Sec. 526.
BIO thanked Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) for supportive, stable policies for advanced biofuels, but suggested additional policies that would ensure a more stable investment climate for advanced biofuels.
BIO released a summary of legislative proposals to reform the investment and regulatory environment for biotech innovation.These proposals are designed to unleash the innovation required to cure disease and make the U.S. healthcare system more affordable, efficient, and of higher quality.
BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood talks with CNBC about the role biotech can play in lowering the U.S. budget deficit. He concludes the faster we can get new treatments to market, the faster we lower health care costs in the U.S. and get the nation back on a path to fiscal health.