China will continue to import genetically-modified (GM) soybeans in order to cater to domestic demand, a senior agricultural official said Thursday. “It is inevitable for China to import some GM farm produce for quite a long period of time,” said Chen Xiwen, deputy director of the office of the leading group on rural work under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China…Full-text article: Xinhua Mar 2013

Key point

  • Soybeans account for the majority of China’s imported GM food. In 2012, 58 million tons of GM soybeans were imported from the U.S., Brazil, Argentina, and others.

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