Costa Rica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
Transgenic seed varieties have been grown in Costa Rica since 1992. All of the seeds are exported to the United States. Costa Rica has implemented legislation to regulate the import and cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops. There is currently no requirement that foods containing GE components be labeled. The Costa Rican National Technical Biosafety Commission (NTBC) has been meeting regularly this year and has approved several cotton events for seed reproduction.