20 September 2019

Transgenic crops pushed to feed China, paper says

Deputy Agriculture Minister Niu Dun {牛盾} said China must put more effort in developing transgenic technologies to feed its huge population, XiaoXiang Morning Herald reported Tuesday. Niu also said food producers are strictly required to properly label their products, particularly those from crops that incorporate genes from other species, so that consumers can be guided accordingly in their buying decisions. At present, only insect-resistant transgenic cotton and virus-resistant transgenic papayas are allowed in China for commercial production, Niu said, adding that transgenic rice is still at an experimental stage.

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