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 genetically engineered crops but there is currently no requirement that foods containing genetically engineered components be labeled. The Costa Rican National Biosafety Commission has not met since February of 2018 as a result of internal legal issues. According to sources familiar with the situation, new members have been selected and the Commission will be able to start meeting again regularly. The last event for seed reproduction (cotton) was approved in June of 2017.