- August 24, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- China will expand a trial of genetically modified (GM) corn and soybeans to 20 counties across five provinces, with food security increasingly becoming a top priority for Beijing.
- Hebei, Jilin, Sichuan, Yunnan and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region will play a role in expanding a trial that started with testing soybean fields in 2021 before being expanded to farms in Inner Mongolia and Yunnan the following year.
- GM corn and soybean showed a very high resistance against grassland pests and weeds, increasing yields by 5.6 to 11.6 per cent, the ministry added.
- The ministry cited numerous examples to urge residents to dispel their doubts and refuted long-standing rumours that GM food may cause cancer and infertility.