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China cracks down on illegal GM crops ahead of deal with Syngenta

BREADBASKET WOES: Despite Beijing's strict position on the issue, Greenpeace said in January almost all the samples taken from cornfields in some parts of north-east China had tested positive for GM contamination.


CHINESE officials have issued warnings to seed dealers and farmers not to use unapproved genetically modified (GM) seeds in the country's main crop belt, shortly after Greenpeace said it had found widespread GM contamination in corn.

The unprecedented action by the rural