Fast food chain KFC in China is suspected of using genetically-modified soybeans in its soy milk, said a Chinese inspection and testing institute and a product-review website reports Shanghai-based China Business News. The product review website, Huajiao, worked with a third-party inspection and testing institute, Centre Testing International, to examine the soy milk of four chain restaurants — KFC, 7-11, McDonald’s and Yonghe King — in the country…Full Article: WantChinaTimes Feb 2014

Key point

  • KFC stated that it sources its soybean powder from northeastern China and not from GM-imports

ChinaAg Comment

  • In China, packaged food containing GM soybean oil must be labeled. China permits the importation of GM crops including soybean, corn, oilseed rape, cotton and sugar beets.

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