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Chinese Rejection of Some GMO Corn Worries US Farmersi
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Kane Farabaugh
April 25, 2014 10:05 PM
Since November, China has rejected more than a million metric tons of U.S. corn, citing the use of a certain trait of a genetically-modified corn seed the country has not approved for import. The National Grain and Feed Association says the rejected corn is costing almost $3 billion in economic losses for the U.S. agricultural industry. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, despite the controversy over so-called GMO corn, it is not hurting current demand, or price.

Chinese Rejection of Some GMO Corn Worries US Farmers

Kane Farabaugh

Published April 25, 2014

Since November, China has rejected more than a million metric tons of U.S. corn, citing the use of a certain trait of a genetically-modified corn seed the country has not approved for import. The National Grain and Feed Association says the rejected corn is costing almost $3 billion in economic losses for the U.S. agricultural industry. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, despite the controversy over so-called GMO corn, it is not hurting current demand, or price.


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by: Ian from: USA
April 25, 2014 9:07 PM
Of course, one would expect the peoples involving with GMO products in the interview to paint a very rosy picture of the GMO seeds.. they cite all the benefits yet conveniently left out any danger...
Just Google "Syngenta genetically modified Bt corn poison" and find out how the end users health may be compromised .
Don't forget as humans, we are at the top of the food chain, whatever is in the feed to the lower rungs will end up in us.
I think it is good that China rejected the corn..it has the right to protect its citizens. Maybe we should do the same. GMO could be worst than the stuffs in "silent spring"