China has so far granted the import of a list of genetically modified (GM) crops including soybean, corn, oilseed rape, cotton and sugar beet, the People’s Daily reported on Monday, adding that these plants have to gain a safety certificate issued by Chinese authorities. This was in a response to public doubt on whether the country has stringent enough standards on what GM crops can be planted domestically and what can be imported…Full-text article: The Global Times Sep 2013

Key points

  • GM papaya does not needed to be labeled as such since it’s not packaged food, while GM soybean oil must be labeled

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