New Technologies

USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century. USDA plays a key role in assuring that products produced using biotechnology are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.

Data & Analysis

January 23, 2015
The UK is a strong proponent of more efficient and effective regulation of genetic engineering within Europe.
January 22, 2015
The European Parliament ruled that each Member State (MS) will be able to decide the use of GMOs in their territories.
January 13, 2015
In the European Union (EU), governments, the media, non-governmental organizations, consumers, and industry associations remain conflicted about the use of agricultural biotechnology.
January 8, 2015
November 2014, the National Biosafety Board announced that it was assessing a proposal from the Malaysian Rubber Board to conduct confined field trails on genetically engineered (GE) rubber trees.