GMO rice

State media tries to persuade Chinese public GMO food is safe

The US Department of Agriculture has forecast China’s rice imports would reach a record high of 3.4 million tonnes in 2013/14. Photo: Reuters

China’s state media is working overtime to persuade the public that genetically modified food is safe, apparently softening up the population for a policy switch to allow the sale of such food to ensure its 1.35 billion people have enough to eat.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013, 10:55am 1 comment