Panama: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Panama has made progress in animal biotechnology with the development of genetically enhanced (GE) salmon and has conducted field trials for GE mosquitoes to fight the Dengue virus and GE Cochliomyia hominivorax flies to fight Screwworm. Panama has also approved imports of GE corn seed for local production although none is currently being planted. Biotech development in Panama is not a current government priority which explains why there are still no established official regulations/policies on biosafety and biotechnology.

Panama: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual