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 a also  member of:

  • EuropaBio – The voice of the biotechnology industry in Europe
  • SCIMAC – Which develops ways of carefully managing the introduction of GM crops in the UK