Plant Based Products Council Applauds Biden Administration Executive Order on Bioeconomy
WASHINGTON, DC, September 12, 2022 – Following the announcement of President Biden’s executive order to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) Executive Director Jessica Bowman issued the following statement:
“The Biden Administration’s executive order reinforces the U.S. bioeconomy has a significant role to play in addressing environmental challenges, elevating American innovation, and expanding economic opportunity,” said Jessica Bowman, PBPC Executive Director. “The bioeconomy encompasses the entire supply chain – from the American farmers growing inputs like corn, hemp, and soy to the scientists and chemists turning those inputs into products like bioplastics to the manufacturers who put those products on consumer shelves. As the federal government looks for bipartisan climate solutions, expanding the bioeconomy is something every American can get behind. The executive order is an important step forward but there is more work to be done, and we look forward to working with policymakers to ensure the bioeconomy can realize its full potential.”
PBPC is a founding member of the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition, which works to advance federal policy initiatives that foster growth toward a circular economy based on innovative products derived from renewable inputs. Learn more at www.nasda.org/agbioeconomycoalition.
PBPC is an association of like-minded organizations who are advocating for a shift toward a more circular bioeconomy through greater adoption of renewable, plant-based materials supported by appropriate end-of-life infrastructure. Learn more at https://pbpc.com/