China bans genetically modified foods
China’s government has banned genetically modified (GM) foods and food additives, banning some foods and ingredients, including chinese rice, as part of an effort to protect the country’s food supply and promote the countrys healthy image abroad.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the country said it has issued the order to prevent the spread of harmful and unsafe products.
The countrys food safety and health department said its measures will help safeguard the food supply.
“As a precautionary measure, China has imposed strict regulations on the production, distribution, sale, and consumption of foods and products derived from GM organisms,” it said in a statement.
“The ban on GM food will help to promote the health and welfare of Chinese people and improve the quality of life of Chinese citizens.”
China banned GM crops from the early 2000s, with the government saying the technology posed no risk to public health.
But in recent years, there have been growing concerns over its safety and its impact on health and environmental quality.
China’s government said the move to ban GM foods came as part a national strategy to fight the spread and spread of viruses.
“This will help strengthen the country and protect the food safety of the Chinese people,” the statement said.
“We will not allow GM food to be introduced into the country,” it added.
China banned the cultivation and cultivation of genetically modified crops in March after a series of deaths linked to the disease.
China’s top court, which made the decision, said the decision to ban the crops had been taken to protect public health and safeguard the country.