China Approves Import of Two GM Corn VarietiesJanuary 27, 2021
China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has approved two genetically modified (GM) corn varieties from Bayer AG and Syngenta AG for importation. The two varieties, herbicide tolerant and insect resistant MON87411 and MZIR098 are approved for imports for five years starting December 2020, according to a list published on the Ministry website.
The approvals are said to come at a time when there is a surge in demand for animal feed. China's corn imports have reached a record as the domestic hog population is rebounding fast from African swine fever.
For more details, read the article from World Grain.
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