Factbox: China approves new GMO soybean, corn and canola traits
China approved five genetically modified crops for import on Tuesday, the first in about 18 months, as representatives from the Asian country and the United States met in face-to-face talks to try to resolve trade disagreements.
Five other products, whose makers are known to be seeking approval of, were not given the green light by China`s agriculture ministry, however.
Some that were approved, including two canola varieties, had been waiting for six years. Others, like DowDuPont Inc`s
U.S. farmers will not plant soybean seeds in large quantities unless they are approved by China, which until the trade war imported 60 percent of U.S. soybeans.
Below are the seed traits approved, their trade names and the companies that make them.DAS-44406-6, known as Enlist E3 soybeans. Manufactured by DowDuPont, they are bred to resist glyphosate, glufosinate and 2,4-D for weed control and boosting yields.DP 4114, Qrome, also produced by DowDuPont, is a corn product resistant to glufosinate and designed to protect against insects and increase yields.SYHT0H2 soybean developed by Bayer Crop Science and Syngenta
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