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Small-scale farmers in China in the face of modernisation and globalisation

Small-scale farmers in China in the face of modernisation and globalisation Jikun Huang, Xiaobing Wang and Huanguang Qiu

China drafts legal proposal to completely shut down GE rice

Excerpted from http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/news/blog/china-drafts-legal-proposal-to-completely-shu/blog/39139/ China’s State Council has released the draft proposal of a grain law that establishes legislation restricting research, field trials, production, sale, import and export of genetically engineered grain seeds. The draft stipulates that no organization or person can employ GE technology in any major food product in China. “There are currently too many loopholes and weak control over GE food and technology in China.  “This is actually a world-first initiative that deals with GE food legislation at state law level. This law needs to clarify what ‘relevant laws and regulations’ can be applied to regulate GE crops,” said Fang Lifeng of Greenpeace. According to a Greenpeace investigation, over the […]

China Suspends Commercialisation of Genetically Engineered Rice and Wheat

THIRD WORLD NETWORK BIOSAFETY INFORMATION SERVICE China Suspends Commercialisation of Genetically Engineered Rice and Wheat After several years of scientific and public debates it is reported that China will not commercialise genetically modified (GM) staple food crops such as rice and wheat for the next 5 to 10 years. The widely read Economic Observer, a financial weekly publication, citing a source close to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) confirmed this move in its 23 September 2011 issue: see Item 1 below. This seems to be in line with the increased caution over GM technology that has reached the highest level of the government. At the Fourth International Biosafety Workshop in […]

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