500,000 tons of GM corn re­jected in Nov, Dec

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS DIGEST -

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.

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