Will GM technologies win in China?


During the next five years China plans to commercialize production of GM-soybean.  Large financial sums have been invested in GM development of agricultural crops. Currently, application of GM technologies is allowed in cotton growing and is forbidden in crop production for food consumption.

According to China`s AgMin, in five years’ time GM technologies will be applied for soybean and corn production. It is planned to create GM corn varieties resistant to pests and GM soybeans resistant to herbicides.

Presently, China allows imports of GM soybeans for animal feed production. Along with this Chinese community is concerned and unsatisfied about the use of GM soybean in food production.  




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