Biotech Updates

Origin Receives Biosafety Certificate Renewal for its GM Phytase Corn in China

January 14, 2015

Origin Agritech Limited announced that the Biosafety Certificate for its genetically modified phytase corn has been renewed by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. The Biosafety Certificate for GM phytase corn was originally received in 2009 which was valid for a period of 5 years. The Certificate expired in August 2014. GM seed products in China must undergo five separate stages of approval beginning with a phase one laboratory approval to the final receipt of the Biosafety Certificate in phase five. Biosafety Certificate has an effective period of five years and the Ministry of Agriculture may review additional data for safety evaluations during the renewal application process.