from scmp.com: The continued illegal sale of genetically modified (GM) food in parts
of China has prompted the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)to order
officials to track down possible testing facilities. In a document published yesterday, the ministry asked agricultural
supervisors to look for possible unauthorised genetic modification
testing sites at research institutions, universities and corporations. It also ordered local governments to step up the supervision of GM food in the market. The government has only approved two genetically modified plants –
insect-resistant cotton and virus-resistant papaya – to be harvested for
commercial purposes. But the ministry acknowledged yesterday that the “illegal spread of
GM food in certain areas”, which it said has sparked off public debate.