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China’s vow to boost soybean output sets stage for jump in GM seed tech

China’s efforts to lift domestic production of soybeans and other oil crops could accelerate the approval of genetically modified (GM) seeds and shake up the seed industry, analysts said.At the weekend’s central rural work conference, China’s top leadership pledged to keep people’s rice bowls filled with domestic grain, setting a …

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GM soybean, corn planting nears after China’s ‘rapid draft introduction’

Commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) soybeans and corn in China moved a step closer this week following the “rapid introduction” of draft criteria amid Beijing’s increasing concerns over grain security and self-sufficiency.The proposed regulations define the thresholds of “authenticity” and “effectiveness” that the GM varieties should meet when applying …

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