Biotechnology Innovation Organization — key facts

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Summary

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), formerly the Biotechnology Industry Organization, is the world’s largest trade association for biotechnology, genetically engineered foods and pesticides. The group markets genetic engineering as a solution to “heal the world, fuel the world, feed the world.” BIO was a leading opponent of labeling GMOs in the United States.

BIO members include over 1,000 companies and industry groups including agrichemical, pharmaceutical and biotech corporations. BIO organizes lobbying committees on 15 policy areas of focus including food and agriculture, health care policy, technology transfer, finance and taxes, and more.

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