500,000 tons of GM corn rejected in Nov, Dec
China rejected more than a 500,000 metric tons of genetically modified US corn in November and December, almost three times the amount that was previously announced, said people with knowledge of the matter. At least nine Panamax-sized vessels, each carrying about 60,000 tons of insect-resistant MIR 162 grain, have been refused, said the people, who asked not to be identified. State-owned COFCO Corp bought the first seven of the nine cargoes, one official said. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in Beijing didn’t return a faxed request for an interview.