China never approves GM seed imports for commercial plantation: official

14:14, March 10, 2010      

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A press conference on the development of China's agriculture and rural economy is held on the sidelines of the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

China's Vice Agriculture Minister Wei Chao'an said in Beijing Wednesday that his ministry had never approved the import of any genetically modified seeds for commercial plantation in the country.

"There are no GM grain plants being grown in China," Wei said at a press conference on the sidelines of the parliament annual session.


Wei Chaoan, China's vice Agriculture Minister, answers a question during a press conference on the development of China's agriculture and rural economy held on the sidelines of the Third Session of the 11th National People's Congress in Beijing, capital of China, March 10, 2010.(Xinhua/Liu Quanlong)


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