The order will "simplify" regulations around GMO foods.
Jim Greenwood, president of The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, praised the order. Greenwood said that the BIO,
"…applauds the Trump administration for taking this important step forward to ensure government policy does not hinder 21st-century biotechnology from addressing the many global challenges — from a looming food crisis to climate change — that are facing society today".
BIO has lobbied for the prominent GMO corporation Monsanto.
The executive order was signed as more synthetic foods are being developed.
Genetically modified salmon will reach store shelves as early as next year, becoming the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. The salmon is injected with DNA from other species in order to make it grow to full size much faster than normal.