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Famous Supplier at Center of Illegal Genetically Modified Corn Scandal

Yuan Longping High-Tech admitted that it had marketed genetically modified corn seeds without required licenses but did not respond to questions over whether it has been punished over the matter. Photo: IC
Yuan Longping High-Tech admitted that it had marketed genetically modified corn seeds without required licenses but did not respond to questions over whether it has been punished over the matter. Photo: IC

A company named after China’s “father of hybrid rice” supplied illegal genetically modified (GM) corn seeds to dealers in North China, resulting in their punishment for selling the unauthorized products, according to a newly released court document.

Some GM foods, such as corn and soybeans, are permitted for importation into China for use in animal feed. But commercial planting of such crops in the country, other than cotton and papaya, is banned.

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