China is reviewing a new application to sell genetically modified (GM) corn to the country after previous ones were rejected for the reason of insufficient application material, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Friday. In March 2010, Swiss company Syngenta AG submitted an application to sell GM corn MIR162 and carry out environmental safety and food safety tests in China, before it went on to apply for a safety certificate for the GM corn as a raw material for processing, said MOA spokesman Bi Meijia…Full article: China Daily Dec 2013

Key point

  • In late November 2013, the port of Shenzhen rejected a 60,000 MT shipment of MIR162 corn from the United States

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  • MIR162 is a genetically engineered corn hybrid that has built-in resistance to lepidopteran insects including the corn earworm, fall armyworm, black cutworm, and the western bean cutworm

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