China Biotech Stance Complicated
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Feb 12, 2014 04:17 PM CST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (DTN) -- China's decision to hold up imports of certain U.S. corn shipments is a result of the country's divisions in developing a modern agricultural and food policy, a key U.S. government official said here this week.

China's government has officially decided "to use new technology and look to global markets" but "there is still an intense and increasingly public debate in China when genetic modification and trade intersect," said Scott Sindelar, the minister counselor for agricultural affairs at the U.S. embassy in Beijing.

He was speaking Monday at the annual meeting here of the U.S. Grains ...

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