China green lights corn trait

China green lights corn trait

Lawsuits against Syngenta continue despite pending approval of biotech corn trait in China.

AGRICULTURE Secretary Tom Vilsack said Dec. 17 at a U.S.-China trade forum in Chicago, Ill., that a top Chinese government official confirmed that the country has approved imports of Syngenta's biotech Agrisure Viptera corn trait, also known as MIR162, as well as two varieties of genetically modified (GM) soybeans.

According to Vilsack, China's Vice Premier Wang Yang informed him that China's Ministry of Agriculture approved the trait that had resu

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