Crop Biotech Update

GM Soybean and GM Maize Industrialization in China Shows Remarkable Results

January 5, 2022

Chinese agriculture ministry official reports remarkable results in the pilot testing of GM soybeans and maize, which mark a historical milestone in the industrialization of these GM foods in China.

The results show that both GM crops are high-yielding and exhibited excellent resistance to insect pests and herbicides. This is according to Liu Peilei, Director of the Agricultural GMO Safety Management Division of the Science and Technology Education Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. He emphasized that a high-efficiency, environment friendly, and streamlined production model has been developed. GM soybeans would need only one herbicide spray to attain over 95% weed control, which also decreases cost by 50% and boosts yield by 12%.

Read more from Yicai (Chinese) and Tittle Press (English).

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