At The New Yorker, Christina Larson looks at the Chinese public’s distrust of genetically...
genetically modified food
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 15, 2009
From the Japan Focus: A recent article in Nature  asked provocatively: Is China ready for GM rice? The title reflects widely shared anxiety over genetic engineering in agriculture. The use of the term “GM” specifically...
by Dan Laks | Apr 20, 2006
China is losing arable land due to urban sprawl, construction, and “environmental” efforts to replant trees (produce lumber). Will China policy address an increasing reliance on imported grain (sans mercury) ? Is there a plan to increase agricultural efficiency(GMOs and/or pesticides via Stephen Johnson head of the U.S. E.P.A.)? One may think that the President […]
by Miriam Lueck | Feb 26, 2004
From Xinhuanet: “China will make sure the controversial genetically modified (GMO) crops don’t cause negative impacts on the country’s bio-environment, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday. The ministry on Monday awarded its first batch of safety certificates for foreign genetically modified crops used for processing purposes in China, after a two-year period of safety assessments […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods