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Published March 05, 2014, 10:01 AM

China could approve Syngenta’s MIR162 GMO corn this year

China’s process to approve Syngenta’s MIR162 genetically modified corn is underway after the firm submitted additional material to authorities in November and should go through quickly, says Vice Agriculture Minister Niu Dun.

By: Reuters,

BEIJING — China’s process to approve Syngenta’s MIR162 genetically modified corn is underway after the firm submitted additional material to authorities in November and should go through quickly, says Vice Agriculture Minister Niu Dun.

“The approval process would go through very quickly,” he says.

Asked if the corn variety could be approved within the first half of 2014, he said, “It is possible.” He says the exact timing would depend on the agriculture ministry’s biosafety committee.

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