Crop Biotech Update

US Congress Ratifies Historic Global Food Security Treaty

October 5, 2016

The United States Congress has ratified the historic International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture ("The Treaty") to strengthen American agriculture and enhance global food security.

The Treaty was pending for nearly 15 years after it was first signed by President George W. Bush. Now ratified, it will ensure U.S. public and private sector plant breeders have secure access to global plant materials as they work to develop the next generation of plant varieties to meet the needs of a growing population.

For more, read the news article at the American Seed Trade Association website.