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Write the text of your article here!Regulation of GMO products is different in each location throughout the world. Typically, the approval of a product is required before the product is allowed to be planted, imported, or exported. This complication is part of the reason that it is extremely expensive to release a GM product commercially. For instance, soybeans grown in the United States are not only consumed or used in the United States, but are also exported to different countries as well. In order for GM soybeans to be a viable product for US farmers, they must be approved for import into all of the major countries accepting their particular crop.

In most countries around the world, the laws and regulations surrounding GM are very far behind the science being submitted for approval. Most laws were created at the time of first creation of GM products in the 1980's and have had little revision since this time. As such, the way that these products are handled is not intuitive.

The classification of GMOs varies among different countries and agencies as well. For instance, in the United States any crop that contains a gene for pest resistance such as Bt, is considered itself to be a pesticide. In regulation, the plant is carried through the process along side of liquid pesticides.

Specific information about different regulatory policies can be found by following the links below


Country Agency
United States Regulatory Policy USDA
United States Regulatory Policy FDA