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.
To address challenges arising from disparities in how biotechnology is regulated around the world, the United States and other nations have endorsed the following statements:
- International Statement on Agricultural applications of Precision Biotechnology (November 2018)
- Principles, Criteria and Practical Approaches for Addressing LLP in International Food and Feed Trade of Plant Materials (July 2017)
- Joint Statement on Innovative Agricultural Production Technologies, Particularly Plant Biotechnologies (April 2013)
- International Statement on Low-Level Presence (March 2012)
- International Joint Statement on Animal Cloning for Livestock Production (March 2011)