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Apr 08 2016

China citizens protest ChemChina-Syngenta deal amid GMO worries

BEIJING Around 400 Chinese citizens have signed a letter to protest the purchase of Swiss-based seeds and pesticides company Syngenta by state-owned ChemChina, saying the deal would eventually lead to genetically modified crops being sown across swathes of the country.

Apr 08 2016

China citizens protest ChemChina-Syngenta deal amid GMO worries

BEIJING Around 400 Chinese citizens have signed a letter to protest the purchase of Swiss-based seeds and pesticides company Syngenta by state-owned ChemChina, saying the deal would eventually lead to genetically modified crops being sown across swathes of the country.

Apr 03 2016

As China reforms its corn market, farmers switch to growing soybeans

SINGAPORE/BEIJING Wang Zhonghai, a 49-year-old farmer in China's top corn producing province of Heilongjiang, plans to switch 80 percent of his land to cultivate soybeans this year as the government ends a near decade-old corn price support scheme.

Apr 01 2016

China's grain reforms to boost depressed corn processing industry

BEIJING China's plan to let the market set corn prices is bad news for international grain exporters, but should boost the country's struggling corn processors that use the grain in products ranging from food additives to paper and textiles.

Mar 29 2016

China to end state corn stockpiling, free up prices

BEIJING China plans to scrap its corn stockpiling scheme and allow markets to set prices for the grain, pushing to boost efficiency on its farms and to narrow a gap between local and international prices that has sparked a surge of cheaper imports.

Feb 25 2016

Fungus dispute, big stocks seen behind China-Canada canola conflict

WINNIPEG/BEIJING A "scientific disagreement" between Canada and China over the risk of transmitting the blackleg fungus is behind China's move to raise its standard for Canadian canola imports, an industry official involved in discussions said.

Nov 26 2015

Exclusive: China plans to cut domestic corn prices in bid to shrink massive stockpiles - sources

BEIJING Beijing plans to cut local corn prices for a second year as it pushes to reignite stalled demand from its crisis-hit grain processors and whittle down the world's biggest corn stockpile, industry sources said.

Nov 26 2015

Exclusive - China plans to cut domestic corn prices in bid to shrink massive stockpiles -sources

BEIJING Beijing plans to cut local corn prices for a second year as it pushes to reignite stalled demand from its crisis-hit grain processors and whittle down the world's biggest corn stockpile, industry sources said.

Nov 26 2015

Exclusive: China plans to cut domestic corn prices in bid to shrink massive stockpiles - sources

BEIJING Beijing plans to cut local corn prices for a second year as it pushes to reignite stalled demand from its crisis-hit grain processors and whittle down the world's biggest corn stockpile, industry sources said.

Oct 16 2015

China to revive corn-based ethanol amid record high stocks

BEIJING, Oct 16 China, the world's second-largest corn consumer, is set to resume building new corn-based ethanol plants after a nearly decade-long ban, in a move that could help absorb the country's record stocks, industry sources said.

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