Friday, July 1, 2011

Biotech Crop Breeding and Bio-pesticides Urge to Grow in China

China takes up 22% of the population in the world but with only 10% of global farmland. The figure tells the stress on Chinese food supply. Added with natural catastrophes, China is now urgently looking for new ways to make full use of every inch of the arable land. Biotech crop breeding may be a good choice.
Biotech Crop Breeding is not a brand-new concept to China, for it has been implementing the Agriculture Biosafety Regulation since 1996. Experiments applying in this kind of technology have never ceased at the moment. After being granted the Biosafety license, China has bred more than 20 hybrid combinations, among which the biotech rice resisting to insect pests is an outstanding achievement.
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