New research is revealing numerous uses for biotechnological techniques in food agriculture, industry and environment. These bio-industry areas are revolutionizing how we feed, fuel and manage the world’s population and ecosystem. This means fields ranging from crop and animal science, food security to drug development, renewable chemicals and bio-based technologies, bio-energy, and environmental safety and remediation are represented in this fast-growing market segment. The development of markets in these technology areas is critical if the Ag/Food, Industrial & Environmental biotechnology sector is to flourish and achieve anticipated benefits.
MichBio supports stable government policies that drive investment and commercial production in the food and industrial biotechnology sectors. Recent passage of the Farm Bill and its Energy Title, led largely by Michigan's Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, will help spur the development of renewable energy and incentivizes innovative bio-based technologies. In turn, this will create
new manufacturing opportunities and jobs, reduce the nation's dependence on fossil fuels while improving U.S.
Also, MichBio supports science-based law and regulations administered by FDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that ensure the quality and safety of sustainable food and bio-based products.