A researcher checks test strains of genetically modified rice in Hubei province. Photo: AFPA researcher checks test strains of genetically modified rice in Hubei province. Photo: AFP
A researcher checks test strains of genetically modified rice in Hubei province. Photo: AFP

Chinese government backs further studies of genetically modified crops

Permits renewed for research on several rice and corn strains, a move hailed by some scientists as a big step towards commercialisation

A researcher checks test strains of genetically modified rice in Hubei province. Photo: AFPA researcher checks test strains of genetically modified rice in Hubei province. Photo: AFP
A researcher checks test strains of genetically modified rice in Hubei province. Photo: AFP
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