Chinese biotech firm testing insect resistant, herbicide tolerant GMO corn in US greenhouse

, | | December 19, 2016
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A Chinese biotech seed firm has planted genetically modified corn seeds in the United States at a greenhouse designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company said, an early step toward launching China’s first GMO corn products in the United States.

Beijing-based Origin Agritech Ltd said … that U.S. field tests of its seeds, with insect resistance and herbicide tolerance technologies developed in China, are scheduled to begin next summer.

T Z LYNXMPECBE IN RTROPTP CHINA ORIGIN AGRITECH USA JPG cfThe U.S.-listed company is aiming to launch its GMO corn products on the home turf of the world’s top agricultural companies, as Beijing’s reticence over GMO food keeps the domestic market off limits.

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Origin Agritech’s efforts mark the latest move by a Chinese firm to jump into the competitive global biotech seed sector, which has long been dominated in the United States by Monsanto Co and Pioneer, a unit of DuPont.

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