As of 2015, GMOs are grown, imported and/or used in more than 70 countries. Each of these countries has its own rigorous certification process.
This map explores the specific places that GMOs are grown, imported or used in field trials.
Bringing a new GMO to market involves extensive safety and environmental review by regulatory bodies around the world. More than 70 governments globally review and regulate GMOs. In the United States, agencies including U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review GMOs.
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:
For a database sharing regulatory approval information from around the world, visit the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications.
For an in-depth look at each country and the specific GM products in each, dig deeper here.