China is the world’s top importer of soybeans and a major buyer of other grains, but it has not approved any genetically modified products for import since July 2017. Photo: Alamy

China approves first GMO crop imports from United States in 18 months

  • Five genetically modified crops approved by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs as ‘goodwill gesture towards the resolution of the trade issues’
  • Latest approvals after Chinese officials met their US counterparts in Beijing on Monday for the first face-to-face trade talks since December
Topic |   China economy

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China is the world’s top importer of soybeans and a major buyer of other grains, but it has not approved any genetically modified products for import since July 2017. Photo: Alamy
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