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China Plans $3.5 Billion GM Crops Initiative

Science  05 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5894, pp. 1279
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5894.1279

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Summary

Confronted with land degradation, chronic water shortages, and a growing population, the Chinese government later this month is expected to roll out a $3.5 billion R&D initiative on genetically modified plants.