China: GM rice taste test quells doubts

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About 260 Chinese volunteers participated in a taste test of genetically modified (GM) rice, hoping to reassure the public about the food.

The volunteers savored cakes and porridge made from GM rice at a campaign initiated by pro-GM Internet users on Saturday at Huazhong Agriculture University in Wuhan, capital city of central China’s Hubei Province. The rice included “golden rice”, grown by the university and modified to be rich in beta carotene.

GM food remains controversial nearly two decades after being introduced to the commercial market, as there is still no consensus on whether or not it is harmful to humans.

Read the full, original story here: “China Exclusive: GM rice taste test quells doubts” 

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