Even as China rushes to expand its crops to feed its growing populace, it faces regulatory snags and pitfalls. The State Council recently discussed efforts to innovate China’s industrial agriculture while keeping it independent of multinational corporations. Genetically modified crops are a big part of these plans. The nation hopes to increase seed production first with non-GM and then GM strains of rice and corn to offset dependence on major seed selling companies like Pioneer.
Courtesy: Singularity Hub
23rd March 2011