China Gives Long-Awaited Genetically Modified Crop Approvals Amid US Trade Talks

Rapeseed, source of Canola oil. Credit: Lawrie Phipps

(From Reuters)

China approved five genetically modified (GM) crops for import on Tuesday, the first in about 18 months in a move that could boost its overseas grains purchases and ease pressure from the United States to open its markets to more farm goods. . . .

U.S. farmers and global seed companies have long complained about Beijing’s slow and unpredictable process for approving GM crops for import, stoking trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

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