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Oct 29, 2010

China Rejects Cargo of U.S. Corn Exports Citing GM Contamination

On 29 October 2010, Reuters reported that China had rejecting the importation of a 50,000 to 60,000 ton cargo of U.S. corn exports.  The cargo was shipped to Guangdong in southern China in September 2010 and quarantined through careful inspection that lasted through October 2010.

According to Chinese officials, "China only allows 11 varieties of GM corn to be imported to the country, and the cargo was found with material outside the 11 varieties."

For more see: Zheng, Tracy, Niu Shuping and Tom Miles. "China rejects U.S. corn cargo, citing GMOs," Reuters, 29 October 2010.

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