China’s recent move to allow imports of genetically modified Argentine corn could be a sign that the country is ready to buy more GMO food products from the global market. Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday that China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine cleared 60,000 metric tons of GMO Argentine corn, which will be processed as chicken and hog feed…Full-text article: China Daily Aug 2013

Key points

  • The corn was exported by the Argentinian branch of Bunge Ltd. (HQ in Saint Louis, Missouri), imported by China’s COFCO, and processed by two animal feed companies located in southern China
  • During the first half of 2013, China’s Ministry of Agriculture sanctioned (valid from 2013-2018) the importation of three types of GM soybeans, two types of GM corn and cotton

Similar Posts by ChinaAg

Spread the word. Share this post!