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Hope vs anxiety for GM rice

By Peng Yining in Beijing | China Daily | Updated: 2010-03-29 07:50

Hope vs anxiety for GM rice

Pest-resistant crops will reduce farmers?reliance on chemicals, but fears remain over food safety. Peng Yining in Beijing reports.

Mei Duanshi handles grains of rice as if they are precious diamonds. "Have you ever seen such good, quality rice before?" asked the 61-year-old farmer after pouring a small pile of Chinese-grown grains onto his kitchen table.

After spending more than three decades growing rice on 20 hectares of land in Hulin, Heilongjiang province, he knows quality when he sees it.

Hope vs anxiety for GM rice

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