Issue Date: January 5, 2015
China Approves Imports Of Genetically Modified Corn And 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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