Washington, D.C. (July 8, 2016) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) congratulates the U.S. Senate for approving the bipartisan Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling and disclosure solution and now urges passage by the U.S. House of Representatives.
“BIO applauds last night’s Senate vote to pass the GMO disclosure legislation,” said Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and CEO. “We thank Senators Roberts and Stabenow for their leadership and congratulate them, along with other Senate and House leaders, on advancing this much-needed legislative remedy to the GMO disclosure issue.”
“But the work isn’t finished,” added Greenwood. “BIO urges the House of Representatives to take up and pass this bill without further modification next week so that it can be sent to President Obama for his signature before the Congress adjourns for the summer recess.
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.