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

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

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

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 GM variety, MIR 162, is not authorized by ’s agricultural department for .

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 .

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