Title : China Suspends Commercialisation of Genetically Engineered Rice and Wheat
Date : 06 October 2011
THIRD WORLD NETWORK BIOSAFETY INFORMATION SERVICE
Re: China Suspends Commercialisation of Genetically Engineered Rice and Wheat
Dear friends and colleagues,
After several years of scientific and public debates it is reported that China will not commercialise genetically modified (GM) staple food crops such as rice and wheat for the next 5 to 10 years. The widely read Economic Observer, a financial weekly publication, citing a source close to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) confirmed this move in its 23 September 2011 issue: see Item 1 below.