Costa Rica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
Transgenic seed varieties have been grown in Costa Rica since 1992 with all seeds being exported to other countries. Costa Rica has implemented legislation to regulate the import and cultivation of biotech crops but there is currently no requirement that foods containing biotech components be labeled. The Costa Rican National Biosafety Commission recently held its first meeting since 2014 where the group discussed numerous pending requests. The Minister of Agriculture showed strong support for a bill calling for a national moratorium to biotechnology that ended up being defeated in the Legislative Assembly.