外文标题：China rejects 5,45,000 tons of corn from US
BEIJING: China has rejected 5,45,000 tons of imported US corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain, the country's product safety agency announced on Friday.
China's government is promoting genetically modified crops to increase food production. But it faces opposition from critics who question their safety, especially those imported from the United States.
An unapproved strain called MIR162 was found in 12 batches of corn at six inspection stations, according to the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. It said the shipments would be returned to the United States.
In a statement, the agency called on US authorities to strengthen controls on corn exports to ensure unapproved strains are not sent to China.
China allowed its first imports of a genetically modified crop, soybeans, in 1997. Authorities are trying to develop others that produce bigger yields or can resist insects without use of pesticides.
An announcement in June that regulators had approved imports of three new types of modified soybeans prompted an outcry by opponents who said they might be dangerous. The ministry of agriculture has launched a publicity campaign to dispel concerns and says the criticisms are unfounded. US officials were in Beijing this week for trade talks. One participant, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, said earlier that US officials hope they "help open even more markets for US exports."
no it's the turn of US to reject, they have a long list of items that can be rejected
India should at least learn to do like what China has done in one such case of absolute minor nature. Does Silent (Manumohan ) Singh , Crook Salman Khurshid has guts to show the arrogant Americans their place for what they did to one Indian women?
Atul Sharma (India)
Now that's how you pay back!
Prahalad Maheswari (Unknown)
Now what will happen to "Made in China" things???
Some years back India imported diseased and rotten wheat from Australia for distribution to masses as food grain far above the world price.
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KK Singh (Delhi)
Good show by China! 3rd world countries need to learn meaning of Sovereignty by them!
Manoj S (Kerala)
now us will try to sell it in india.. and if they fail, they will forward it to Pak or Bangladesh!
VA AV (Kolkata)
No Problems, all the corns will be diverted to India.
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,,,,,and US will dump it to India, and our middle class people will eat all these in the evening in front of Shopping Malls along with family and feel happy....