Environmental non-profit Greenpeace claims that 93% of samples taken in 2015 from corn fields in five counties of Liaoning province – as well as nearly all seed samples taken from grain markets and corn-based foods in the area – tested positive for illegal genetic modification, Reuters reported. Among the six corn seed strains that tested positive in the Liaoning seed market, three have not been certified by China’s agriculture ministry, while three others were certified as conventional seeds and therefore had been contaminated by GMO varieties, according to the organization. The new findings could make Beijing even more cautious about proceeding with commercialization of any GMO crops.
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