Japan: Health Ministry Proposes Draft Genome Edited Food Policy

On December 5, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) held its fourth public discussion on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology. The “Research Sub-Committee for Genetically Modified Food” (the Sub-Committee) reviewed previous discussions and proposed a general policy for the handling of genome edited foods. MHLW is expected to establish a domestic public comment period in the near future.

Japan: Health Ministry Proposes Draft Genome Edited Food Policy