Sorting out China's GM soybean dilemma

Sorting out China's GM soybean dilemma

CHINA'S struggle to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops with a swelling demand for affordable food has created a disconnect — one mirrored across the globe.

In China's case, it faces shrinking fields of domestic soybeans — which are, by law, non-GM varieties — and massive imports of cheaper soybeans that are genetically modified — the very crop Chinese consumers profess to shun.

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