Just this past week China’s government issued safety certificates to domestically developed strains of biotech rice and maize after years of review and testing. This decision is significant as China is the world’s top producer of rice, yielding about 30% of the world’s rice, and the second largest maize producer after the US.
China’s signal of support for agricultural biotechnology has the potential to lead to greater adoption and acceptance of biotech crops globally.
The Wall Street Journal reported on China’s decision. You can read the article here.