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China Approves New GMO Soybeans in Positive Sign Amid U.S. Talks

  • Insect-resistant soy variety by Dow AgroSciences wins consent
  • China is dropping some non-tariff barriers, analyst says
Operations During A Soybean Harvest As Trade War Divides Farming World
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China approved a new strain of genetically modified soybeans developed by a U.S. company, a move that could bolster looming trade talks.

The variety approved for import is an insect-resistant soybean from Dow AgroSciences LLC, according to a list published by China’s agriculture ministry on Monday. The nation also approved a new type of GMO papaya and renewed permits for 10 crop varieties, including corn and canola.