China has approved two more genetically modified crops for import, the second such move in the past month to expand access to biotech seeds as part of 100-day trade talks with the U.S.
The two new crops, approved for three years, are a glyphosate-resistant corn, sold by Creve Coeur-based Monsanto under the Roundup Ready brand, and an insect-resistant corn, sold under Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade brand.
The government last month gave the go-ahead to Dow Chemical Co.’s Enlist corn and Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans. Four other products owned by Monsanto, Dupont and Dow remain on a waiting list.
The approvals come after China promised to speed up a review of pending import applications as part of the 100-day trade talks with the United States. China is the top export market for U.S. agricultural products.
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