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China told to develop its own GM food

By Lan Lan | China Daily | Updated: 2010-08-23 08:07

China told to develop its own GM food

China has been a net importer of soybeans since the mid-1990s. Most of the imports were genetically modified (GM) and used to make edible oil to meet an annual market demand of 10 million tons for soybean oil in the country. Now, Chinese agricultural experts say the country needs to step up agricultural innovation, including development of its own GM varieties to address climate change and reduce reliance on foreign technologies. Xiao En / China Foto Press

Zhai Huqu: Making technical preparations for transgenic technology is very necessary for nation

HARBIN - The Chinese consume millions of tons of genetically modified (GM) soybean oil every year without fuss despite the fact that attitudes toward GM food remain as divergent in the nation as they are in the rest of the world.

China told to develop its own GM food

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