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)

Brazil: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Brazil is the second-largest producer of biotech crops in the world with 115 events approved. Post forecasts the total area planted to GE crops reached over 56 million hectares during the recently completed crop year of 2020/2021. Adoption rates for...

News and Features

A number of the Philippines’ top agricultural leaders share a common bond: They are alumni of USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program. They came together during the FAS trade mission in Manila last month to discuss how their fellowships have shaped their careers and the future agriculture in the Phillipines.
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.

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