EU to probe report that China sold gene-modified rice
Both the US and Chinese contamination are the result of field testing, he said, „so it's clear that the controls around test sites aren't good enough and the situation doesn't look to be under control.” Testing by the two environmental groups found traces of a rice variety modified to produce an insecticide that „is not approved for human consumption or commercial cultivation anywhere in the world,” the Friends of the Earth said in a statement. Five of 27 samples that were tested were contaminated, „which is quite a high strike rate,” Bebb said. The variety contains either a protein known as Cry1Ac, or a mix of the Cry1Ab/Cry1Ac proteins, which may generate allergic reactions, the group said. (Bloomberg)
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