Is China the great equalizer in the global GM debate?

Genetically modified foods get U.S. traction, global debate

by Elizabeth Weise, USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2010-03-17-Biotech17_cv_N.htm?loc=inters…

Biologically engineered crops continue to be embraced in both developed and developing nations. Last year, 330 million acres of biotech crops were planted in 25 countries, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Application (ISAAA) says. 

“China most definitely will have an influence in the future of agriculture and trade. They grow an incredible amount of food and fiber, and the more they embrace this technology, the more it’s going to be used,” says Eric Hoffman, the group’s genetic engineering policy campaigner in Washington, D.C. “There’s potential for China shifting the balance away from the movement that Europe is creating to stop these technologies.”

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