Sunday, July 3, 2011

China Ratifies 7 GM Crops

China has issued biological safety certificates to seven GM crops including cotton and papaya. Aside from GM cotton, other GM crops have been planted in small-scales in China such as delayed-ripening tomatoes, phytase corn, pest-resistant rice, and disease-resistant peppers.

China's national agricultural GM biosafety evaluation authority ratified imports of genetically modified cotton, soybean, corn, and rape. China only allows imported cotton to be used for planting, and the other three imports can only be used as materials for processing. Most GM imports of China come from the U. S., Canada, Brazil, and Argentina.

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