South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   KS2023-0020
Korea has not finalized the May 2021 revisions of its Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act, which defines Korea’s regulatory policies for products developed through innovative technologies including genome editing. In March 2023, Korea detected an unapproved genetically engineered (GE) zucchini in the country’s agricultural sector. Korean authorities destroyed all GE zucchini seeds and plants found in circulation and recalled all food products containing the GE zucchini in the retail market.

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