“Chinese” Genetically Engineered Rice in Foreign Patent Trap?

Publication - 2008-05-08
Currently, climate change, deficiency of water resources and decreasing farmland threatens food production in China. At the same time the change of nutritional structure and population increase have resulted in rising consumption. There are emerging concerns that China’s self sufficiency in food production may be at risk. Thus some government officials and agricultural experts have seen genetically engineered (GE) crops as a quick solution to the huge and complex food supply challenge.

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