Biotechnology in Agriculture

Japan remains one of the world’s largest per-capita importers of food and feed produced using modern biotechnologies. Annually, Japan imports about 15 million metric tons (MT) of corn, three million MT of soybeans and 2.4 million MT of canola from around the world, in which genetic engineering is predominantly used. Japan also imports huge amounts of processed foods containing biotechnology-produced ingredients.

USDA FAS, Japan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual, 2016

Table of Contents

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