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  •  I really don't.... (3+ / 0-)
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    because China has plenty of approved GMOs.

    Origin expects to grow China's first GMO corn in 2013

    The expected commercial approval of biotech Golden Rice in the Philippines in 2013/14 will be of significance to China in commercial production of its own GMO rice, he said....

    China ranks 6th worldwide in the area of biotech crops in 2011, with a record 3.9 million hectares of Bt cotton during the year at the highest adoption rate of 71.5 percent, according to ISAAA.

    But do send Greenpeace more checks please. I think confusion is the point.

    “I apologise ...for not making myself clear. I should have said that this new age drivel is undermining the very fabric of our civilisation --@ProfBrianCox

    by mem from somerville on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 03:17:31 PM PST

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    •  Correct (2+ / 0-)
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      I would suspect that the Chinese government is chatting up Greenpeace in public and laughing at them in private. It's so easy to distract Green-please with a shiny object or two, especially in a society where public expression is under tight control. Meanwhile, China's own GM programs, nuclear plants, and so on and so forth steam merrily ahead.

      "Given the fact of servitude, the feudal relationship is the only tolerable one." (George Orwell)

      by sagesource on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 05:00:54 PM PST

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