New Technologies

USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century. USDA plays a key role in assuring that products produced using biotechnology are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.

Data & Analysis

October 1, 2018
On September 19, 2018, the “Research Sub-Committee for Genetically Modified Food” of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held its first public discussion on the handling of food products...
September 28, 2018
This report contains the unofficial translation of the phytosanitary control procedures for seed potato imports.
September 27, 2018
On August 29, 2018, the “Advisory Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms” of Japan’s Ministry of Environment held its second meeting to review recommendations made by the expert committee....
August 27, 2018
On August 20, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) held its second technical meeting to discuss the handling of genome editing technology under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.