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

April 14, 2015
Canada has published revisions to the original draft of the Low-Level Presence of Genetically Modified Crops and Imports policy based on industry feedback and is seeking comment on these changes.
April 2, 2015
On March 14, 2015, Peru’s Ministry of the Environment announced a fine structure for any company in non-compliance with the 10 year moratorium on genetically modified organisms.
March 19, 2015
The passage of a bio-safety bill has faced many hiccups in Nigeria, the country’s policy makers now appear to be set for the passage of the bill and subsequent executive assent.
February 24, 2015
On Friday, February 6, 2015, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski signed an amendment to the Act on genetically engineered (GE) organisms prepared by the Polish Parliament.