The illegal sale of genetically modified rice seed has spread from Hubei Province to Guandong Province in southern China, Greenpeace China said. Greenpeace estimates markets in Hubei have sold 23,500 to 29,000 kg of the GM rice seed potentially dangerous to human health and the environment. It is likely the rice seed came from Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, the provincial capital, which is researching GM rice, probably involving the Huihua Sannong company, a seed production and sales company funded by the university in partnership with a Hong Kong firm.
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