GPEA’s discovery of illegal GE corn in the corn supply chain in north east China

Publication - 2016-01-06
From May to December 2015, Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) carried out an investigation into corn production in Liaoning province, one of China’s major corn production areas. The investigation discovered that large quantities of GE corn are being grown illegally in the city prefectures of Shenyang, Jinzhou and Fuxin. It is very likely that much of the illegal GE corn has alreadyentered grain storage warehouses, wholesale and retail markets across the country, ultimately ending up in citizens’ food. This situation in China’s north eastern bread basket is a major cause for concern and indicates that China’s monitoring of GE crops is in need of urgent and comprehensive reform.

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