Data tool: Explore USDA data on GMO petitions

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Photo by Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Red genetically engineered soybean seeds.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is tasked with overseeing the introduction of new genetically engineered crops.

Companies and institutions that seek to grow new GMO varieties commercially need to first secure USDA approval through a formal petition process. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has kept track of those petitions since the early 1990s.

Click on the link below to explore petition data.


Data tool: Explore USDA data on GMO petitions


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