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China rejects shipment of U.S. genetically modified corn
China rejects shipment of U.S. genetically modified corn

China recently rejected a 60,000-ton shipment of American corn because it included unapproved genetically modified grain, the country’s food-quality watchdog said. The shipment was halted in the southern port city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, after it was discovered to contain MIR162, a special insect-resistant variety of maize developed by Syngenta, a Swiss maker of seeds and pesticides, according to Chinese state media. MIR162 is not on the Chinese government's short list of approved grains considered genetically modified organisms, or GMO. China has increasingly turned to GMO imports to help meet its growing food demand.  Beijing approved permits for three varieties of...

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