Evaluating Genetically Engineered Crops in US

Rapid advancements in agricultural biotechnology offer reduced production cost, higher yield and reduced usage of pesticides and herbicides. Although these benefits have found a wide range of acceptance among most producers, utilization of biotechnology in agriculture has also raised many questions and concerns from consumers. In order to assure safety to human and animal health, the environment and sustainable agriculture, the US Government uses its authority to cautiously regulate introduction and commercialization of genetically engineered agricultural products.





This interactive information module provides a brief introduction on assessment processes used by regulators in the US for environmental release and marketing of genetically engineered (GE) agricultural products. This presentation introduces the regulatory process of safety assessment for GE agricultural crops and products on the basis of their intended use.


Food & Feed

Pharmaceuticals & Industrials

  • Pharmaceuticals include human and veterinary drugs and biologics
  • Industrials include research chemicals and enzymes.



Detailed Safety Considerations & Assessment procedures can be found in teh following modules:

Environmental Risk Assessment Confinement, Gene Flow & Weedliness and Effects on Non-Target Organisms.ppt

Food & Feed Safety.ppt

Molecular Characterization and Substantial Equivalence.ppt