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 and Analysis

On April 29, the European Commission launched a public consultation on "legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques,"
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Hong Kong: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In September 2021, the Hong Kong government decided not to launch a scheme requiring pre-market safety assessments for biotech events initially proposed in 2013. Hong Kong did not have any policy changes on regulating genetically engineered (GE)...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Israel: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

As of October 2021, Israel does not have a policy restricting the use of imported genetically engineered (GE) commodities or derivative products. There are no changes in Israel’s policy towards plant, animal biotechnology, and microbial biotechnology...

News and Features

Secretary Vilsack and Mexico Agriculture Secretary Victor Villalobos met this week to continue cooperation on shared priorities including open trade, science-based policy making, and sustainable and climate-smart agricultural production.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about climate, sustainability, conservation, innovation, technology, research, and related issues at the Brussels-based Forum for the Future of Agriculture on March 21, 2021.
On November 2, 2020, USDA's Economic Research Service released a report looking at the potential economic and related impacts of the European Commission’s proposed Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies. Economic and Food Security Impacts of...

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