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China must switch to growing GM food before it’s too late

A leading agricultural scientist’s unusually frank endorsement of growing genetically modified food has reignited a debate over whether the country should reconsider its long-time distaste for the controversial food source.

Professor Wu Kongming, a member of the influential Chinese Academy of Engineering, said the country risked increasing grain shortages and a dangerous dependence on foreign food imports if it continued to shun GM food.

“The conflict between food demand and supply in our country does not allow us to put aside the development of GM technology any longer,” Wu, who is also vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, told China National Radio.

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