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US-China GM food study misled Hunan kids

(Global Times)

09:32, December 07, 2012

Twenty-five elementary students in Hengyang, Hunan Province, were confirmed to been fed "Golden Rice," a genetically modified (GM) food, in a US-China joint research project, according to a statement published on the website of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Thursday.

Three major researchers from the Chinese CDC, Hunan CDC and Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences were also removed from their posts as punishment for deliberately hiding the facts from local authorities and students' parents, said the statement.

Tang Guangwen, director of the Carotenoid and Health Laboratory of Tufts University in the US, brought the cooked rice into China without reporting it to the authorities on May 29, 2008.

During lunch on June 2, Tang and other researchers mixed the GM rice with regular food and served it to 25 students at an elementary school in Hengnan county.

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