Costa Rica Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2014

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)

Seeds derived from modern biotechnology have been grown in Costa Rica for multiplication purposes since 1992, with all seeds being exported to the country of origin. Groups opposed to agricultural biotechnology sued the Government in 2013 over the procedure followed to approve biotech events. A decision from the Constitutional Court is still pending on this issue. Two political parties are supporting a bill in the Legislative Assembly intended to declare a moratorium on the “liberation and cultivation of modified living organisms”.

Costa Rica Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2014

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Rice export prices increased slightly due to the strengthening of the Thai baht.
The COVID-19 pandemic boosted organic food sales in the EU, enabling it to overtake the U.S. market in 2021. However, spiraling inflation combined with high food and energy prices will likely reduce organic food sales in most EU markets in 2022.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Pet Food Market Brief

With one of the highest dog and cat ownership rates in Asia, the Philippines presents a growing opportunity for U.S. pet food. As pets became more popular household companions, especially during the pandemic, pet ownership and pet food sales have grown immensely over the past five years.