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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Genetically modified food is safe to eat, says China's agriculture minister

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Han Changfu's statement most public effort yet to dispel doubts on genetically modified produce No reason to fear GM food, farm minister says Agriculture ... to dispel anxiety about the safety of GM foods. "I eat food processed from GM crops, soya bean oil to be specific," he said at a press conference yesterday in Beijing, where the National ...

  2. News - World - FOOD

    Japan suspends US wheat imports after genetically modified crop found on farm

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Japan halts US wheat imports after GM find Japan has suspended some imports of American wheat after a genetically engineered version of the grain was found ... imports of genetically modified foods, and the US exports about half of its wheat crop. Japan imports 90 per cent of its wheat, or about five million tonnes annually, including three million ...

  3. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Hybrid-rice pioneer Yuan Longping backs genetically modified foods

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:12am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Genetically modified foods increasingly backed by officials and experts as way to feed growing population, but many consumers doubt its safe GM the future, ... food safety posted recently on the news portal Tencent. But s urveys suggest that many Chinese consumers, like those elsewhere, remain sceptical of GM foods, or at least believe ...

  4. News - China Insider - GM food

    China's raging GM food debate leads to libel suit between fraud-buster, TV anchorman

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:32pm by Chris Luo

    ... The dispute began with the two’s fierce debates over consumption and production of GM food in China. Over the past few months Fang had been aggressively promoting domestically-produced ... highlighted the issues over the safety of genetically-modified food. Cui could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. The fracas between the two celebrities reflects wider concerns over GM food ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to modify our stance on GM food

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Time to modify our stance on GM food Millions of activists marched around the world over the weekend against seeds giant Monsanto and the genetically ... justifiable public concerns about GM's potential threat to human health and the environment. Today, two decades on and after hundreds of millions have eaten GM food, any opposition ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Food safety journal retracts article on 'cancer effect' of GM corn

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:50pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times Concern cited that the number of rats in study was too small and they were prone to cancer Journal retracts article on 'cancer effect' of GM corn A food safety journal has decided to retract a paper that seemed to show that genetically modified corn and the herbicide Roundup can cause cancer and premature death in rats. The editor of the journal, Food ...

  7. News - China - FOOD

    China must switch to growing GM food before it's too late: scientist

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Agricultural expert warns of crisis if country does not start growing modified crops and continues to rely on foreign imports We need gm food now, says ... dependence on foreign food imports if it continued to shun GM food. "The conflict between food demand and supply in our country does not allow us to put aside the development of GM technology ...

  8. News - China Insider - GM food

    Chinese general stokes debate on genetically modified food

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 03:06pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Peng Guangqian claims 'Western conspiracy' in GM food imports A Chinese general has added fuel to the already heated debate over the increasing amount of genetically modified (GM) food on dinner tables by blasting government efforts to make modified crops more widely available. Adopting the cultivation of GM food would do China ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Pilot scheme enlists farmers to root out GM papayas from Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 04:33am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A new movement to root out the ubiquitous GM form of the fruit has met with some success Pilot scheme pushes GM-free papayas Removing genetically modified papayas from Hong Kong is not only possible, the GM-free form of the fruit is in fact in great demand. That's according to representatives of an initiative that assists local farmers ...

  10. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Soya bean imports revive fears in China about genetically modified food

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Web users are wary of genetically modified beans that have gained prompt official approval Soya imports revive GM food debate The Ministry of Agriculture's recent approval of imports of three new kinds of genetically modified soya bean has sparked concern over safety assessments and reignited debate on the mainland over the safety of GM food ...




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