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 6, 2016
The JDC is expected to be implemented on or after April 14, 2016, and experts anticipate the JDC to provide more consideration to socio-economic issues and environmental impacts in risk assessment...
February 23, 2016
In 2013, the Bangladesh Standards Testing Institute published a guideline to assess the food safety of products derived from genetically engineered (GE) plants.
February 23, 2016
On May 15, 2014, the Ministry of Science and Technology gazetted the Work Plan for the National Biotechnology Policy 2012.
February 19, 2016
The legal analysis on whether or not certain New Plant Breeding Techniques, known as NBTs, fall under the scope of the European GMO legislation is expected to be published soon.