China confiscates 60,000 tons of US genetically modfied corn.

China confiscated and rejected 60,000 tons of U.S. manufactured by Syngenta AG, reported the official Xinhua News Agency.

A for China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine specified that they found the 60,000 variety of insect-resistant imported from the .

The is specifically developed to be insect-resistant to provide growers with hybrids that are resistant to feeding damage caused by moths, butterflies, and other .

However, the variety, MIR 162, is not authorized by China’s agricultural department for .

China contacted the U.S. and requested that U.S. exporters comply with Chinese laws and regulations, if an attempt is made to export to the China.

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