David Barboza: Signs of altered rice around China

From The International Herald Tribune:

Genetically altered rice, which has not been approved for human consumption anywhere in the world, has been found in the food supply in one of China’s biggest cities, Greenpeace charged on Monday.

Researchers for the environmentalist group said bags of rice that were purchased in April and May in Guangzhou had been tested by an independent laboratory and found to contain genetically altered rice, which it is illegal to sell on the open market in China.

The findings suggested that China may have inadvertently become the first country where humans are consuming genetically modified rice even though safety testing has not yet been completed.

See also “Genetically modified rice spreads to S. China” from China Daily.

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