Gene rice on its way in China

 作者:曲箜     |      日期:2019-03-08 03:08:10
CHINA could become the first country to allow the commercial cultivation of genetically modified rice, which could go on sale as early as next year. Field trials of two GM varieties, called Huahui 1 and Bt Shanyou 63, are under way after they received official safety clearance in November. Both contain “Bt” proteins from the Bacillus thuringiensis bacterium to protect them against the rice stem borer, the most serious rice pest in China. Precisely how long the final tests will take is not known, but Jikun Huang, director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy in Beijing,