Crop Biotech Update

USDA-FAS GAIN Report on Biotechnology in the People's Republic of China

April 15, 2011

The USDA-FAS GAIN Report on Biotechnology in China is now available at the FAS website. The nine-page Report, authored by Scott Sindelar, Joshua Emmanuel Lagos, and Wu Bugang provides information on crop biotechnology trade and production, animal biotechnology, plant biotechnology policies, plant biotechnology marketing issues and plant biotechnology capacity building and outreach in the country. China is currently the sixth largest producer of biotechnology enhanced plants based on total acreage (3.7 million hectares in 2009) and the government is actively fostering the agriculture biotech industry as a new strategic sector for the country through research, investment, and public policy.

The Report can be viewed and downloaded at http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Biotechnology%20-%20GE%20Plants%20and%20Animals_Beijing_China%20-%20Peoples%20Republic%20of_3-15-2011.pdf.