Chinese Scientists Develop CSF Resistant Pigs by Using CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Technology

Chinese scientists recently reported that they have developed genetically modified pigs that are immune from the classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Classical swine fever, caused by CSFV, is highly contagious, and the infected pigs often die within a few weeks. CSFV can be transmitted from one pig to another and also from mother to offspring.

Researchers Hope GM Carp will be on Chinese Dinner Tables in Two to Five Years

While giant genetically modified Chinese carp may leap onto the nation’s dinner tables in about two years, scientists are urging that the promotion of GM fish should be conducted slowly and meticulously to avoid a public pushback. The development of GM fish will have great economic value, protect national food security and help build sustainable

Researcher Scientists from South China Agricultural University Create GM Purple Rice

Researchers in China have successfully created genetically modified purple rice that is rich in antioxidants and thus has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases, according to the study published this week in the journal Molecular Plant. The added health benefits of the new rice came from high levels of anthocyanins,

China Renews Import Approvals for 14 GM Crops and Adds Two New GM Varieties

China, the world’s top buyer of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans, renewed the import approvals for 14 GMO crop varieties and approved the import of two new varieties starting on June 12, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday [14 June 2017]…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key Point The two new GM crop varieties approved for

GM Crops a Topic of Interest for Chinese Delegation Visiting Iowan Farm

The United States’ best-known farm in China, Kimberley Farms in Iowa, received a group of leading think tank researchers from Beijing for the first time on Sunday [11 June 2017], after becoming an attraction for Chinese visitors since President Xi Jinping’s visit five years ago. Nearly 20 members of top Chinese think tanks, including the

Scientific Study on Illegal GM Cotton in China Offers Insight on Battling Pest Resistance

An 11-year investigation spanning six Chinese provinces suggested that the black-market cotton seeds cut pesticide use and boosted cotton yields thanks to their long-term resistance to pests. The study published this month in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) said the seeds were