Growing Trust in Innovation

Innovations in biotechnology for food and the farm are solving complex challenges that will create a more resilient food system. We have the tools to save crops like oranges and bananas from disease, increase the nutrition of fruits and vegetables, and allow farmers to be part of the climate solution with crops that use less water, soil, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Beginning with the Obama Administration and continuing today, actions are taking place across federal agencies—USDA, FDA, and EPA—to modernize biotech regulations for plants and animals. BIO strongly believes these modernized approaches must be science-based and provide relevant transparency to consumers so that we can establish a system that allows innovation to flourish. 

“An efficient, risk-based regulatory system fosters innovation and paves the way for global solutions such as crops that require fewer chemical inputs and tolerate extreme weather.”  

— Dr. Clint Nesbitt, BIO’s Senior Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs for Food & Agriculture on EPA's draft rule for Plant-Incorporated Protectants (PIPs)

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Learn More About Innovature

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. 


Skeptical about GMOs? We understand. We are here to answer your questions. More than 200 experts have contributed to this site including independent experts in leading academic institutions, industry groups and representatives from member companies. Visit

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Feed Your Mind

Feed Your Mind is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new education initiative to help consumers better understand genetically engineered foods, commonly called GMOs or genetically modified organisms. Learn more. 


Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website for the S.E.C.U.R.E. Rule where you can find answers to common questions and fact sheets for more information.  

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