According to NASEM, “Maintaining competitiveness in the bioeconomy is key to maintaining the economic health and security of the United States and other nations. This study is being undertaken to define and assess the scope of U.S. bioeconomy.”
In their final consensus report, the panel will identify multiple approaches to safeguarding the bioeconomy, provide analyses of the pros and cons of each strategy, and recommend the most effective strategies to protect the technologies, data, and other intellectual property, while sustaining innovation and growth.
(American Institute of Biological Sciences)
Read more about the study at http://nas-sites.org/dels/studies/bioeconomy/