Responsible scientific and regulatory authorities around the world have recognized biotech crops to be wholesome, nutritious and equal in safety to conventional crops for people, livestock and the environment. Biotechnology also enhances sustainability and lowers many production costs as it allows producers to reduce irrigation, soil loss and the intensity of chemical application. For all these reasons, an increasing number of countries are accepting biotechnology that enables farmers to meet the challenges of feeding a rapidly growing world population while conserving natural resources.
The Council is working to encourage adoption of policies that advance consistent, fair, rules-based systems for trade and that encourage acceptance of agricultural biotechnology. Achievement of these objectives will help U.S. agriculture gain a larger market share of global grain exports, while helping international customers provide lower costs, higher quality, expanded variety and enhanced food security for their populations.