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

June 4, 2019
The Food Safety Commission (FSC) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) held its 187th Genetically Modified Foods Expert Committee to discuss procedures for the safety review of genetically engineered....
June 4, 2019
On April 9, 2019, the General Administration of China Customs (GACC) published revised “Administrative Measures for the Inspection and Quarantine of Entry-Exit Genetically Modified Products.”
May 31, 2019
On May 23, 2019, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) of the Government of Japan (GOJ) held its first public meeting to study how products derived from genome editing technology could be labeled.
May 29, 2019
Japan’s revised GE labeling system is expected to become effective Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2023 (April 1, 2023).