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

January 17, 2018
The Government of Senegal is in the process of approving a new biosafety law, which currently includes language for an expedited approval process.
January 16, 2018
On January 18, 2018, an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) is expected to publish his legal opinion clarifying how certain innovative plant breeding techniques....
January 2, 2018
The Biosafety Law, 2012 contains information on the biotechnology approval process in Burkina Faso for GE products developed domestically or by a third country.
December 30, 2017
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world.