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China approves two new GMO crops for import - agri ministry
July 17, 2017 / 6:25 AM / 2 months ago

China approves two new GMO crops for import - agri ministry

BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) - China has approved two new genetically modified crops for import, the agriculture ministry said in a statement uploaded on its website.

The crops, approved from July 16 for a period of three years, are Syngenta’s 5307 insect-resistant corn and Monsanto’s glyphosate-resistant corn, with the event code 87427.

The approvals come after China promised to speed up a review of pending import applications as part of the 100-day trade talks with the United States. (Reporting by Dominique Patton; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)

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