Jeremy Smith: China seen opening door soon to biotech rice

From Reuters:

China could open the door to biotech within two years, paving the way for the GMO crop to enter the stream across Asia, the head of a trade group said on Monday.

“Rice is likely to be approved in China in the near term, maybe in two years,” said Clive James, chairman and founder of ISAAA, a group with industry and public foundation support that promotes biotech as a way to halt global hunger.

“And once China approves rice, this will move through the rice countries of Asia — like India, Pakistan and the Philippines — where rice is king,” he said in an interview.

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