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China - GM rice not yet approved for commercial production
In light of the report by Greenpeace International on Mar. 13 that insect-resistant Bt transgenic rice has been found in Heinz' nutritious rice flour, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture issued a formal announcement that China has not yet awarded any safety certificate for GM rice, nor approved the commercial cultivation of it.

The statement pointed out that Chinese government has always attached great importance to the safety of genetically modified organisms and implemented safety assessment and license mechanisms over the GM agricultural produce. All the GM agricultural produce must be awarded safety certificate of agricultural GMOs.

So far China has not yet issued safety certificate for GM rice, nor did China approved the commercial cultivation of it. According to law, the investigation and inspection over GM products in China must be carried out in line with Chinese technical standard and criterion, and meanwhile be subject to final test by institutions entrusted by Ministry of Agriculture.

The statement also pointed out that Ministry of Agriculture has paid close attention to the reaction from media and general public over the issue of GM rice, and ordered thorough investigation and examination over the problems of wide concern. The ministry said that they will punish those involved in the matter according to law.
MGR Archive 19.3.2006
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