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Jan 10, 2019 07:43 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

China OKs Imports of More Genetically Modified Crops

Imported soybeans are unloaded in the port of Nantong, Jiangsu province on April 9. Photo: VCG
Imported soybeans are unloaded in the port of Nantong, Jiangsu province on April 9. Photo: VCG

After 18 months without an approval, China’s agricultural ministry allowed (link in Chinese) the import of five new genetically modified (GM) varieties of rapeseed, maize, and soybeans from the United States and Canada.

Amid trade talks with the U.S. earlier this week, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MOA) announced it had approved the import of two GM products from DowDuPont Inc., DP4114 Qrome corn and DAS-4406-6 soybean (Englist E3), and one GM soybean developed by Bayer Crop Science and Sygenta, now held by German company BASF. The ministry also approved BASF’s RF3 canola and Monsanto’s MON 88302 canola.

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