A genetically modified (GM) rice product developed by a group of Chinese scientists has acquired the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the first such Chinese product allowed to enter the US market. However, neither China nor the US has approved mass cultivation of the rice amid low acceptance from the Chinese public for GM food…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2018
- According to a professor at Huazhong Agricultural University, Huahui No.1 rice cannot (as of January 2018) be commercially grown in Chins since regional trials and other regulatory guidelines have not been issued.
- In August 2009, China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) issued safety certificates for the university’s two GM rice varieties (Shanyou 63 and Huahui-1/TT51-1) in Hubei Province and for Origin Agritech’s GM corn variety (BVLA430101) in Shandong Province.
- In the late 1990s, Hubei Province’s Huazhong Agricultural University developed Huahui-1, a genetically modified rice variety with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insect resistance.
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