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China approves two new GMO crops for import: agriculture ministry

China approves two new GMO crops for import: agriculture ministry
From Reuters - July 17, 2017

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has approved two new genetically modified (GMO) crops for import, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on its website, following two earlier approvals last month.

The crops, approved from July 16 for a period of three years, are Syngenta's 5307 insect-resistant corn sold under the Agrisure Duracade brand and Monsanto's 87427 glyphosate-resistant corn, sold under the Roundup Ready brand.

The approvals come after China promised to speed up a review of pending import applications as part of the 100-day trade talks with the United States.

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