The trade agreement between the U.S. and China that focused on U.S. beef also paved the way for Chinese approval of two U.S. genetically modified crop traits. The Wall Street Journal reports China has approved imports of two new varieties of genetically modified crops, clearing the way for U.S. agricultural companies to market new biotech seeds to farmers. Through the …
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed disappointment following meetings between the U.S. and China last week that failed to make progress on biotechnology approval delays.
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., this week sent a letter to President Obama regarding ongoing delays of agriculture biotechnology product approvals in China.
Co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, is now a supporter of biotechnology. The change represents an about-face move by the environmental leader regarding biotech, something the organization has opposed for years.