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

March 20, 2019
Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (GCC-4), covered by Office of Agricultural Affairs in Dubai, permit the importation of genetically engineered (GE) food products of plant origin.
March 15, 2019
The Government of Argentina set a new record of seven biotech approvals in 2018, after a low level in 2017.
March 12, 2019
On February 8, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Environment released its final policy for the regulation of genome editing technologies.
March 7, 2019
Bt. cotton will likely be the first commercially approved genetically engineered (GE) crop for cultivation in Kenya.