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

July 12, 2019
On June 28, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery (MAFF) published a draft guideline on the Specific Information Disclosure Procedures of Living Organisms Obtained....
July 10, 2019
On June 27, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published a draft of the Handling Procedure of Foods and Food Additives Derived from Genome Editing Technology....
July 3, 2019
Although Germany does not require labeling of non-GMO food products and animal feed, the nation’s voluntary Ohne Gentechnik (GMO-free) labeling program is gaining momentum.
July 3, 2019
On June 20, 2019, per the request of the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA), the Consumer Committee in the Cabinet Office of Japan held its second public meeting to discuss the possible creation....