Getting an Imported GM Crop Approved in China

Trends Biotechnol. 2019 Jun;37(6):566-569. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.02.004. Epub 2019 Mar 29.


What are the procedures and trends for obtaining approval for imported genetically modified (GM) crops in China, and how do approval dates and length of approval in China compare with those in other countries? The answers are crucial for current food security in China and the future of crops derived by gene editing.

Keywords: China; GM crops; approval; regulation.

MeSH terms

  • Breeding
  • China
  • Crops, Agricultural*
  • Farmers
  • Food Safety
  • Food, Genetically Modified*
  • Humans
  • Legislation, Food*
  • Plants, Genetically Modified*