Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Stop Illegal GMO Corn by Legalizing It, China Scientists Say

Illegal planting and sale of genetically modified corn seeds is a persisting problem in China. The best way to deal with the problem is to legalize GMOs, Chinese scientists say.

An article in Science and Technology Daily this week notes that China's top corn seed company was recently implicated in the illegal sale of 50 kg. of genetically modified corn seed, an incident the company attributes to "internal management problems." The reporter observes that such incidents of illegal sale and planting of GMO corn seeds have appeared regularly in recent years.

Industry experts told Science and Technology Daily that the main reason for the persistence of illegal GMO corn-planting is that farmers "love" the seeds. Farmers growing conventional corn have suffered serious losses from pests, and scientists say mold from pest-damaged corn contaminates other corn when the ears are mixed together, resulting in further losses from mycotoxins. China has varieties of corn genetically altered to resist pests using genes from bacteria which can reduce pest losses, raise yields 10-30%, and increase income by about 40 yuan per mu (about $40 per acre).

According to Science and Technology Daily, farmers have found no safety problems from planting GMO corn. Some merchants will gladly violate regulations to supply GMO seeds as long as farmers are eager to get the seeds. Huang Dafang, chief scientist of a biotechnology institute, says seed companies faced with vicious competition and tiny profits are strongly tempted to deal illegally in GMO seeds.

Wang Dayuan, former head of China's National Rice Research Institute, assures readers that GMO corn is evaluated by supervisory organizations and is just as safe as conventional corn varieties. He cites a report issued by ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications) which estimates that 189.8 million hectares of land in 24 countries have been planted in GMO crops and no food safety or environmental safety harm has been verified in 21 years of planting GMO crops worldwide. China has planted GMO cotton and imported GMO soybeans for more than 20 years without problems either.

Huang Dafang says legalizing the planting of GMO corn in China would be welcomed by most farmers, seed companies, and processors. Making persistent illegal behavior legal would help China become internationally competitive, reduce use of chemical pesticides, and spur a new round of innovation in Chinese agricultural science, Huang told Science and Technology Daily.

Huang claims that Chinese scientists have intellectual property rights to insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant corn varieties they have developed.

Perhaps it's a coincidence, but Economic Observer reveals that Denghai--the seed company caught growing illegal seed--was engaged in a cooperative GMO research project with Dabeinong (aka DBN) whose executive pled guilty to stealing seeds from test plots in the United States several years ago. Investigations in the U.S. revealed that DBN employees had carried the seeds back to China disguised as boxes of popcorn.

The advocacy of GMO legalization appears to be part of a concerted campaign. The day after the Denghai company admitted its seed incident last week, another academician from China's Academy of Sciences also advocated GMO legalization at a seed industry meeting, saying, "If China waits until the entire general public accepts GMOs to commercialize them, that day will never come."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

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7/9/2018 GUARDIAN NEWS: "Monsanto 'bullied scientists' & hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court."
THESE PROVEN FACTS ALREADY ARE RAPIDLY CHANGING THE WORLD NON-GMO!!!
"Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.
“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully ... and to fight independent researchers,” said the attorney Brent Wisner, who presented internal Monsanto emails that he said showed how the agrochemical company rejected critical research and expert warnings over the years while pursuing and helping to write favorable analyses of their products. “They fought science.” ~ Quoted.
Monsanto's horrific 4,000 litigations & court trials continues to prove their toxic poison GLYPHOSATE CAUSES CANCER, LIVER DISEASE, & LYMPHOMA DISEASE & MANY MANY MORE.

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Anonymous said...

What's for dinner?
Care to eat some carcinogenic GMO pesticides?
Desire liver disease, lymphoma, or cancer & a painful death from Monsanto's carcinogens?
Thousands have died already from Monsanto's poisoning pesticides. The true facts are now known.
All these diseases have been linked to Monsanto's new & old pesticides, despite the company's cover up.
Read the GUARDIAN NEWS from 7/9/2018 titled "Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court."
Monsanto has over 4,000 cases pending against the company for poisoning humans with their products right now.
Care to suffer poisoning from Monsanto's toxic pesticides with CANCER, LIVER DISEASE, LYMPHOMA, et al, etc.,etc., diseases?
Monsanto has been covering up the truth for decades. NOW WE FINALLY KNOW THE TRUTH FROM TRUTHFUL PEER REVIEWED SCIENCE, NOT MONSANTO'S FAKE PSEUDO-SCIENCE!

Anonymous said...

11/1/2017 NYTimes: "Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer."
MORE PROOF GMO's ARE HAZARDOUS!
"The herbicide dicamba is intended for soybeans & cotton crops that have been genetically modified. But other crops on nearby fields are suffering."
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9/21/2017 NYTimes: "Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers"
"Twenty-five million acres have been planted with genetically modified seeds to encourage the spraying of the chemical. Farmers worry about damage to crops."
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6/26/2018 NYTimes: "Bringing Farming Back to Nature."
"The agroecology movement is gaining adherents around the globe and could transform the way we grow food."
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PROOF! MONSANTO HAS PUBLISHED FAKE SCIENCE CORRUPT ARTICLES FOR DECADES TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC.
4,000+ court cases now pending against Monsanto for human suffering diseases caused by Monsanto's GMO pesticides are proof enough!

Anonymous said...

Monsanto GMO U.S. farmers SUICIDES hit 5X HIGHEST!
The below CBS News link today mentions the tariffs that are destroying GMO farmer growers in the Midwest, as they are FORCED TO BUY PESTICIDE POISON TOXIC SEEDS & INSECTICIDE SPRAYING CARCINOGENIC POISON CHEMICALS, or be sued for using 'patented' seeds without contract payment.


6/26/2018 CBS News: "AMERICAN FARMERS RISING SUICIDE RATES & PLUMMETING INCOMES."
( A heartbreaking story of betrayed 'Blue Collar' workers by corporate & political greedsters, IMHO. )

Farmers in America are killing themselves in staggering numbers. All because of Monsanto's poisoning toxic pesticides & stupid trump tariffs. DEPORT TRUMP!

No One Owns The Scared SEED!

Anonymous said...

JUNE 5, 2018: From CBSNews: "Monsanto accused of trying to hide weed killer Roundup's danger."
Shocking video proves coverup of deception & deaths from Monsanto's pesticide toxin carcinogens.
THE TRUE FACTUAL PEER-REVIEWED SCIENCE IS NOW REVEALED ABOUT MONSANTO'S POISON PESTICIDES!

Anonymous said...

GMO'S MONSANTO SPRAYED AGENT ORANGE IN 'NAM!
( AGENT ORANGE KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WITH PAINFUL SUFFERING DISEASES. )
USA Veteran's Administration states:
VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a Veteran’s qualifying military service. These are known as “presumptive diseases.” VA has recognized certain cancers & other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange. SAME AS MONSANTO CARCINOGENIC PESTICIDES!
TRUTHFUL PEER-REVIEWED FACTUAL SCIENCE HAS PROVEN MONSANTO'S LIES & COVERUPS, but it's taken decades to uncover all the pseudo-science bogus deceiving deceptions & fake corrupt smear articles.
CARE TO EAT POISON TOXIC MONSANTO GMO CARCINOGENS? THIS IS WHAT DISEASES HAPPEN!!
CANCER IS A PAINFULLY DEADLY DISEASE!!! (( BUY HEALTHIER ORGANIC NON-GMO ONLY!!!!!!!!! ))
PROVEN IN COURT; DISEASES ALREADY LITIGATED AS FACT AGAINST MONSANTO, ET AL:
AL Amyloidosis
A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs.
Chronic B-cell Leukemias
A type of cancer which affects white blood cells.
Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
A skin condition that occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
A disease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body’s inability to respond properly to the hormone insulin.
Hodgkin's Disease
A malignant lymphoma (cancer) characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and by progressive anemia.
Ischemic Heart Disease
A disease characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the heart, that leads to chest pain.
Multiple Myeloma
A cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in bone marrow.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue.
Parkinson's Disease
A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle movement.
Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset
A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness.Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of herbicide exposure.
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
Prostate Cancer
Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among men.
Respiratory Cancers (includes lung cancer)
Cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus.
Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma)
A group of different types of cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissues." ~ quoted.

USMC VIETNAM VETERAN. LEARNED IT IN 'NAM. --- MAKE NO MISTAKE MY FRIENDS.

CARCINOGENIC MONSANTO GMO's WILL KILL YOU EVENTUALLY & SOONER THAN YOU THINK.

CHINA'S 'YSYB' NON-GMO INDOMITABLE HEALTHY CONGLOMERATE YANGLIN SOYBEAN GROUP WILL SAVE MANY LIVES FROM CANCER, AS THE COURTS LENGTHY LITIGATION IS FINALLY PROVING. SAVE YOURSELF FROM CARCINOGENIC GMO DISEASE NOW, THAT WILL COME EVENTUALLY LATER. EAT ONLY NON-GMO ORGANIC!!! GMO CANCER CAUSING DISEASE IS TOO PAINFUL TO IGNORE!
PEER-REVIEWED FACTUAL SCIENCE MATTERS! TRUTH MATTERS!! FINALLY U.S. COURTS HAVE JUDGEMENTS AGAINST MONSANTO GMO's AS CARCINOGENIC! Protect yourself with healthier NON-GMO & Organic food that is far far safer.

Anonymous said...

China's NON-GMO Heilongjiang & all other ( STRICTLY NON-GMO ONLY ) China Provinces WILL SAVE THE WORLD TREMENDOUS SUFFERING in decades to come with healthier NON-GMO & Organic foods that DO NOT CAUSE CANCER YEARS LATER.
The world is rapidly already changing to NON-GMO healthy food, without a doubt!
Many corporations have changed to NON-GMO exclusively.
BRIEF-Triscuit announces non-GMO project verification across entire portfolio.
Triscuit announces non-GMO project verification across entire portfolio
August 7, 2017: Triscuit- transition of full product line expected to be complete by end of September 2017 Source text for Eikon:
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Cargill launches non-GMO sweeteners and sunflower oil.
OCTOBER 6, 2017:
"Cargill Inc has launched lines of sweeteners and sunflower oil certified as not genetically modified, or non-GMO, the company said on Thursday, the latest in a trend of food companies moving towards ingredients perceived as more natural.
The global commodities trader is now offering commercial-scale cane sugar and erythritol products as well as sunflower oil that have been certified as non-GMO, it said in a statement.
"Consumer demand for non-GMO food and beverages is growing, and Cargill is responding," Mike Wagner, Managing Director for Cargill Starches and Sweeteners North America, said in the statement."
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MAY 11, 2016:
ConAgra Foods Inc:
* Alexia, a ConAgra Foods brand, says all of brand's offerings will be non-GMO by end of 2016
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October 10, 2017
U.S. agribusiness group Archer Daniels Midland Co. said it will make further investments to produce more high-protein soymeal free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) at its Straubing crushing plant in Germany.
"The decision to invest in the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal is a logical step after the successful implementation of non-GMO soybean processing at the site in May 2016," said Jon Turney, general manager, European soybean crush at ADM in a statement.
"The demand for non-GMO soybean meal from European soybeans is steadily growing. With the production of non-GMO high-protein soybean meal, ADM will be able to better meet the needs of its poultry feed customers, as well as the dairy and pig feed markets."
MANY MANY MANY MORE!







Rory said...

Hi Dimsums,

Interesting reading as always!
Any thoughts on the likelihood of GMO legalization in China?

Thanks for sharing,

Rory

dimsums said...

Propaganda like this is aimed at reducing public opposition with a view toward eventually commercializing GMO corn and soybeans. No timetable has been revealed for proceeding and I doubt any firm decision has been made. The trade tension and purported urgency of increasing domestic soybean output could maybe be the tipping point.

Rory said...

Thank you for your response.

I agree with the idea of trade war as potential tipping point for GMO implementation. Though I imagine it would take a major shortage or trade war induced price rise for Beijing to be able to justify GMO usage...?
Also dependent on domestic access to and control of modified seeds? ChemChina's purchase of Syngenta gone some way to solving this issue...


Major global ramifications following widespread GM crop usage in China.

Many thanks,

Rory

Anonymous said...

7/23/2018 Guardian News:
"Monsanto's 'cancer-causing' weedkiller destroyed my life, dying man tells court
Testifying in landmark trial, former school groundskeeper describes suffering allegedly caused by company’s chemicals."
"Dewayne Johnson said that if he had known what he knew now about Roundup weedkiller, “I would’ve never sprayed that product on school grounds ... if I knew it would cause harm ... It’s unethical.”
Johnson, a former school groundskeeper in northern California who is terminally ill, was testifying Monday in his landmark suit against Monsanto about the cancer risks of the company’s popular weedkiller. He is the first person to take the agrochemical company to trial over allegations that the chemical sold under the Roundup brand is linked to cancer."
Thousands have brought similar legal claims across the US, and a federal judge in California ruled this month that hundreds of cancer survivors or those who lost loved ones can also proceed to trial. Johnson’s case has attracted international attention, with the judge allowing his team to present scientific arguments about glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide." ~quoted Guardian News
NO ONE DESIRES OR NEEDS TO EAT POISON TOXIC GMO PESTICIDES FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER. BAN ALL GMO FOREVER NOW!!!