Getting an Imported GM Crop Approved in China

Yan Jin, Dušan Drabik, Nico Heerink, Justus Wesseler*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-569
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number6
Early online date29 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • approval
  • China
  • GM crops
  • regulation


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