Despite Public Opposition, Big Ag Makes Inroads in China
As Big Ag shows signs of losing power in a number of different countries it is gaining more and more of a foothold in the two biggest economies on the face of the earth; United States and China.
In a period that was little over a month, China has approved two new new GMO crops for use and import. Syngenta’s 5307 Insect Resistant Corn which is sold under the Agrisure Duracade and Monsanto’s 87427 Glyphosate-Resistant Corn sold under the Roundup Ready brand were approved for a period of three years.
This brings the total number of GMO approvals to four after the Chinese government approved Dow Chemical Co’s Enlist Corn and Monsanto’s Vistiv Gold Soybeans which were approved last month.
Despite making mass inroads in to the world’s largest or second largest economy, Big Ag is disappointed because four other products owned by Monsanto, DuPont and Dow are still on a waiting list for approval.
DuPont is hoping its Pioneer Insect Resistant Corn will eventually be approved while Dow is pushing for Enlist Soybeans. Monsanto is hoping to see two alfalfa products approved as well.
Big Ag obviously hoped that China’s National Biosafety Committee would approve all of the products.
After it became clear that only two new products were being approved, the companies have begun complaining that China’s approval process is not “transparent” enough.
Of course, what they mean is that China’s approval did not simply bend over like American regulatory agencies generally do.
It is highly ironic that any Big Ag corporation would complain about “transparency” when the industry has such a long record of fraud, deception and outright lies.
Interestingly enough, the majority of Chinese citizens do not trust GMOs and they’re not happy that more GMOs are being approved.
That has never stopped Big Ag or the Chinese government before, so why should it do so now?
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.