Volume 93 Issue 1 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 5, 2015

China Approves Imports Of Genetically Modified Corn And Soybeans

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: biotechnology, genetically modified crops, agriculture trade, China, corn, soybeans

The Chinese government has struck a deal with the U.S. to allow imports of three genetically engineered crops, including a variety of corn developed by Syngenta, Agrisure Viptera.

That corn is engineered with a trait called MIR162 to produce a Bacillus thuringiensis protein that is toxic to several insect pests. The trait is at the center of lawsuits against Syngenta by farmers and grain shipper Cargill that seek more than $1 billion . . .

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