China’s Agri Ministry to Push for GM Food Safety Law

August 26, 2016

Chinese ministry for agricultural said that they will advise Chinese legislators to formulate a law on Genetically Modified (GM) food safety at a later date, adding that GM food found in the Chinese market is as safe as non-GM food.

The ministry stressed that GM food safety standards in China are scientific and strict, so GM products produced under the national system of safety evaluation and supervision are as safe to eat as traditional non-GM products.

However, some experts questioned the MOA’s position over existing regulations and laws related to GM products. The safety of GM foods has been a hot topic in China since 2013, when Cui Yongyuan, a former state TV host and outspoken GM food opponent, had an online spat with Fang Zhouzi, a science writer and advocate of GM food.