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 .

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 lepidopteran insects.

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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