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Vietnam: Genetically modified crops to be planted in 2015

| August 15, 2012
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Official permission for the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on a large scale in Vietnam may not be realized until 2015, said a recent conference.

The first GM plant to be grown may be corn, according to a biotechnology conference co-hosted in Ho Chi Minh City by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the US Embassy in Vietnam.Vietnam has imported GM corn and soybeans from the US and Argentina for animal feeding purposes for about a decade, said the conference.

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