company logo

China approves imports of biotech crops

January 13, 2015

​China has officially approved the import of genetically modified (GM) crops, including a corn variety developed by Syngenta AG, a soyabean variety developed by DuPont Pioneer and another soyabean variety from Bayer CropScience AG, Crop Biotech Update reports. The approval for Syngenta’s Viptera corn covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers’ grains for human and animal consumption.

China has officially approved the import of genetically modified (GM) crops, including a corn variety developed by Syngenta AG, a soyabean variety developed by DuPont Pioneer and another soyabean variety from Bayer CropScience AG, Crop Biotech Update reports. The approval for Syngenta’s Viptera corn covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers’ grains for human and animal consumption.

The US and Chinese governments have also recently established the vice-ministerial Strategic Agricultural Innovation Dialogue after the 2014 US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). The commitment is intended to synchronise policies – including those dealing with agricultural biotechnology – to encourage innovation in agriculture and ensure that regulatory frameworks are timely, predictable and protect US-China agricultural trade.


Related News