BIO – Biotechnology Industry Organization
Media Advisory
March 14, 2009

Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Avenue, SW – Suite 900 – Washington, DC 20024
202.962.9200 (p) – 202.488.6301 (f) – [email protected]

Media Advisory – Contact: Karen Batra 202/449-6382 or [email protected]

Ag Biotechnology Providing Environmental and Socio-Economic Benefits

Press Conference Will Highlight Key Findings of Latest Global Impact Study

WHAT:
Graham Brookes, Director of PG Economics Ltd. (UK) will present some of the key findings of its latest global impact study. Three growers from around the world will be on-hand to give a first-hand perspective on biotech’s benefits to farmers.

PG Economics’ Annual Global Impact Study provides the findings of research into the global socio-economic and environmental impact of biotech crops in the twelve years since they were first commercially planted on a significant area. It focuses on the farm level economic effects, the environmental impact resulting from changes in the use of insecticides and herbicides, and the contribution towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 10:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:
Convention Press Conference Room A303
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
BIO 2009 International Convention

For off-site reporters, dial-in information is:
1-866-393-9713
Conference code: 0222536594#

WHO:
– Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, BIO executive vice president, Food & Agriculture

– Graham Brookes, Director, PG Economics, Ltd.

– Rosalie Ellasus, grower from the Philippines

– Terry Wanzek, grower from North Dakota

– Gabriela Cruz, grower from Portugal

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About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,200 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.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO-LES Business Development Basics Course
May 15–17, 2009
Atlanta, GA

BIO-LES Advanced Business Development Course
May 15–17, 2009
Atlanta, GA

BIO Executive Presentation Workshop
May 17, 2009
Atlanta, GA

BIO Human Resources Conference
May 17-19, 2009
Atlanta, GA

2009 BIO International Convention
May 18-21, 2009
Atlanta, GA

BioEquity Europe
June 9-10, 2009
Munich, Germany

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
July 19-22, 2009
Montreal, Quebec, Canada