China keen for public approval on GM

28 January, 2011 by (comments)

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture is funding research into a public debate around the issues of GM food crops, in an effort to allay recent civil protests to farmers having the right to plant GM rice and corn, reported SciDev.

The Government is considering the use of GM crops to feed the country’s growing population.

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said: “Solving the food security problem should rely on big science and technology, on biotechnology and transgenic technology”.

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