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Plant Biotechnology in China

Science  25 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5555, pp. 674-676
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067226

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Abstract

A survey of China's plant biotechnologists shows that China is developing the largest plant biotechnology capacity outside of North America. The list of genetically modified plant technologies in trials, including rice, wheat, potatoes, and peanuts, is impressive and differs from those being worked on in other countries. Poor farmers in China are cultivating more area of genetically modified plants than are small farmers in any other developing country. A survey of agricultural producers in China demonstrates that Bacillus thuringiensiscotton adoption increases production efficiency and improves farmer health.

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