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.

Biotechnology Information from USDA

Data & Analysis

June 30, 2020
From July 1, 2020, Japan will require all retailers to charge a fee for the use of plastic shopping bags, with the exception of biodegradable plastic bags...
June 17, 2020
On April 22, 2020, the Food and Surveillance Institute, INVIMA, issued communication IVC-INS-LI15 which establishes the frequency that importers must present laboratory results...
May 7, 2020
On May 6, 2020, the Turkish Government published Biosafety Decisions on production of three enzymes using Aspergillus oryzae improved by modern biotechnological methods, for industrial usage purposes.
April 30, 2020
On April 16, 2020, the government of the Russian Federation signed Decree # 520, which says that for the period April 20, 2020 through January 1, 2021, imports of genetically engineered soybeans...