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 18, 2017
Continued interest expressed by farmers and agricultural scientists to improve agricultural output via biotechnology has not resulted in a legal framework for either testing or commercializing...
January 18, 2017
Panama has made progress in animal biotechnology with the development of genetically enhanced (GE) salmon and has conducted field trials for GE mosquitoes to fight the Dengue virus and GE Cochliomyia
January 11, 2017
On January 3, 2017, the Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishery and Food (SAGARPA) published an Official Norm Project to establish characteristics and requirements...
January 11, 2017
The updates include the preregistration of foreign food facilities and livestock establishments including egg and dairy plants, a mandatory review of certification body for certification marks...