Wed Dec 17, 2014 01:18 PM CST

CHICAGO (Dow Jones) -- The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has approved a controversial biotech corn, Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera, one year after China began rejecting shipments of grain it said contained traces of the unapproved trait, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Vilsack said Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang told him during a meeting of U.S. and Chinese officials in Chicago that the corn and two biotech soybeans had been given the green light for import.

Vilsack also said the two had agreed on the need for a "high-level strategic dialogue and discussion on innovation in agriculture generally."

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