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China Approves Fewer Imports of Genetically Modified Crops

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China Approves Fewer Imports of Genetically Modified Crops

Hampering launch of new products globally and hurting trade

China is approving fewer new biotech crops for import than before, hampering the launch of new products globally and hurting trade, an American industry group said on Tuesday.

China does not permit the planting of any genetically modified varieties of staple food crops amid deep-seated consumer opposition. But it does allow the import of GMO crops, such as soybeans for use in its huge animal feed industry.

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