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.

The Port of Shenzhen Rejects U.S. Corn Shipment due to Transgenic Content

China’s quality watchdog said on Friday [29 November 2013] that China has recently rejected 60,000 tons of corn imports from the United States which contains unapproved transgenic content. Local authorities in the southern port city of Shenzhen found MIR162, a type of insect-resistant transgenic corn, among a batch of over 60,000 tons of corn imported

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Mulls National Standard on Transgenic Food after Army General Denounces GMOs

China is mulling over a national standard on using transgenic technology in agriculture in an effort to safeguard food safety, Vice Minister of Agriculture Niu Dun, told the Global Times Tuesday, without giving a specific timeline. The country is working on a standard on transgenic food to rival the current US-led international code, Niu said