Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Chinese firm tests GMO corn seeds in US greenhouse

A Chinese biotech seed firm has planted genetically modified corn seeds in the United States at a greenhouse designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company said, an early step toward launching China's first GMO corn products in the United States.

Beijing-based Origin Agritech Ltd said on Wednesday that U.S. field tests of its seeds, with insect resistance and herbicide tolerance technologies developed in China, are scheduled to begin next summer.

The U.S.-listed company is aiming to launch its GMO corn products on the home turf of the world's top agricultural companies, as Beijing's reticence over GMO food keeps the domestic market off limits.

It must perform tests to obtain approvals for potential U.S. sales from the USDA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: Reuters

Publication date: 12/21/2016

 


 

Other news in this sector:

1/19/2017 ASTA welcomes direction of USDA plant breeding policy
1/19/2017 Hazera China delegation visits Israel
1/19/2017 US (KS): Research looks at growing more nutritional, flavorful strawberries
1/18/2017 Tanzanian growers could face 12 years in prison for selling seeds
1/17/2017 Hazera shows off pink tomato in China
1/17/2017 Forget the IoT, plants use the Internet of Fungus!
1/13/2017 The full breadth of Mendel’s genetics
1/13/2017 Bayer says had productive meeting with Trump over Monsanto deal
1/13/2017 Monsanto chooses NRGene tech to accelerate breeding
1/12/2017 Hazera to further extend cucumber breeding activities
1/12/2017 University of California organizes seed production course
1/11/2017 Non-toxic, degradable spray can disable plant's 'bad genes'
1/11/2017 Wild bees could increase Quebec blueberry production
1/9/2017 "Specialties? We prefer going for volume"
1/6/2017 Monsanto signs genome-editing licensing agreement with Broad Institute
1/6/2017 Tanzania: Introduction and evaluation of tomato germplasm
1/5/2017 Syngenta selects NRGene tech to accelerate crop breeding
1/4/2017 Bejo reaps investments in organic seed
1/4/2017 Hazera’s new tomato varieties on display in China
1/3/2017 A new tomato variety in Costa Rica