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How long does it take for a GMO to be approved and able to use?

Submitted by: Abigale Gilzow


Expert response from Community Manager

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Tuesday, 03/04/2018 17:26

On average, GMOs take 13 years and $130 million of research and development before coming to market. We’ve created the below infographic that outlines this process in more detail:

The following infographic includes excerpts from more than 600+ safety assessment studies which assess the health and safety of GMOs.

You can also read more about the regulatory review and approval process in Wendelyn Jones, Global Regulatory Affairs, DowDuPont Crop Protection’s response to a similar question here.

We hope the information provided answers to your question. If you have any further questions, please ask.