Biotechnology in Agriculture

Japan is currently the world’s largest per-capita importer of biotechnology-produced foods and feeds. Japan imports some 15 million tonnes of corn and 3 million tonnes of soybeans per annum, about 75% of which is produced using biotechnology. Japan also imports huge amounts of processed foods containing biotechnology-produced oils, sugars, yeasts, enzymes and other ingredients.

US FDA, Japan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual, 2013

Table of Contents

  • GE Crops
  • Livestock
  • Legal Framework
  • Regulatory System
  • Food Labelling
  • Expert Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs