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In Depth: How China Took Another Step Forward on Genetically Modified Farming

By Du Caicai and Cai Xuejiao
2022年05月26日 13:03
Driven by food security and demand concerns, China is plowing ahead with GM crops after years of holding back
An agricultural expert examines genetically modified wheat at a test field in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 15, 2020. GM crops are already grown on a large scale in food-exporting countries such as the United States, Brazil and Argentina. Photo: VCG

It’s been over a decade since China first granted approval for the commercial production of insect-resistant cotton and disease-resistant papaya. But while many of the worlds’ top crop producing countries have been busy since the turn of the century letting businesses grow genetically modified seeds and crops, China’s top policymakers have held back.

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