About ABC

The Agricultural Biotechnology Council (abc), comprising of four member companies, works with the food chain and research community to invest in a broad range of crop technologies – including conventional and advanced breeding techniques, such as GM.  These are designed to promote the sustainable intensification of agriculture by tackling challenges such as pests, diseases and changing climatic conditions, whilst reducing water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and other inputs.

The member companies are BASF, Bayer, Corteva and Syngenta. Our goal is to provide factual information and education about the agricultural use of GM technology in the UK, based on respect for public interest, opinions and concerns. More information about each of our members can be found on this site.

Chair:               Mark Buckingham (Bayer)

Deputy Chair:  Rob Gladwin (BASF)

abc is also a member of:

abc works closely with:

  • Crop Protection Association – Putting a fresh perspective on the essential role of crop protection in safeguarding our food supply, protecting the environment and improving our quality of life