DuPont, Monsanto urge transparent GMO crop reviews in China
By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) – Global seeds giants have called for transparent, science-based approvals processes for new crop types after China approved two more genetically modified (GMO) crops for import, but left four others on the waiting list. China on Monday approved Syngenta’s 5307 insect-resistant corn sold under the Agrisure Duracade brand and Monsanto’s 87427 glyphosate-resistant corn, sold under the Roundup Ready brand, for a period of three years. The move was the second in the past month to expand access to biotech seeds as part of Beijing’s 100-day trade talks with Washington, and took total approvals to four after Dow Chemical Co’s Enlist corn and Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans were given the go-ahead last month.
17 July, 2017 China approves two more GMO crops for import, DuPont disappointed By Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) - China has approved two more genetically modified (GMO) crops for import, the Ministry of Agriculture said, the second such move in the past month to expand access to biotech seeds as part of Beijing's 100-day tr...
16 July, 2017 U.S.-China trade talks sputtering at 100-day deadline By Andrew Galbraith and Dominique Patton SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Bilateral talks aimed at reducing the U.S. trade deficit with China have yielded some initial deals, but U.S. firms say much more needs to be done as a deadline for a 100-day action plan expires on Sunday. The […]