Speedy soybean approvals revive fears in China about GE food

The following is an edited excerpt. 

The Ministry of Agriculture’s recent approval of imports of three new kinds of genetically modified soya bean has sparked concern over safety assessments and reignited debate on the mainland over the safety of GM food.

A day after Xinhua reported the approvals, the National Business Daily ran a front-page story headlined “Doubt and suspicions over GM soya beans: did the government approve import at lightning speed?”

The report said the ministry did not get the safety certificate for the RR2 soya bean until as late as May 20, less than three weeks before imports were approved.

Read the full story here: Soya bean imports revive fears in China about genetically modified food


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