Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Breaking News: China Destroys 3 US Shipments of GM Corn

Sayer Ji
Activist Post

Could the global tide in support of GMOs be turning? A new report reveals that the formerly pro-GMO Chinese government, one of the largest consumers of GMO food crops in the world, is beginning to crack down on GM corn shipments from the US that have not followed appropriate biosafety regulations.

According to a news brief released today by GMWatch.org, China destroyed three shipments of GM corn imported from the US. GMWatch.org reported:
The law says that the [Chinese] Ministry of Agriculture must require environmental and food safety tests to be carried out by Chinese institutions, in order to verify data provided by the seed developer. All these documents must be reviewed by the National Biosafety Committee before the MOA can issue a safety certificate. Yet these shipments of US corn did not have the relevant safety certificates and approval documents, according to the news reports below.
The first two shipments are referenced on the website of the Zhuhai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, confirming that two illegal GM corn shipments entered Wanzai Port in Zhuhai City on May 7th, and were subsequently destroyed:
Recently, during inspection and quarantine of imported food from USA by a certain company, the Wanzai Office of Zhuhai Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (in Guangdong Province in the south of China) detected two shipments containing GM corn products, which are not in compliance with China's "Entry and Exit of Genetically Modified Products Inspection and Quarantine Management Approach". The Office destroyed the two shipments of corn according to the provisions.*
The existence of a third shipment was confirmed in a May 19th article appearing on news.china.com.cn titled, "Harbin intercepted a total of 115 kgs of GM corn seeds, which will be destroyed":
Recently, the Harbin Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau intercepted inbound mail of 21 cartons of corn seeds from USA, totaling 115 kgs, which were detected as GM seeds. This is the first time that the Heilongjiang Provincial Inspection and Quarantine System has intercepted inbound corn seeds containing GM ingredients. These corn seeds will be destroyed. *

Surprisingly, despite these seemingly drastic steps by Chinese authorities to destroy GM seeds, an article in China Daily from last year explains that the consumption of GM soybeans is already universal in China, even despite widespread public concerns that they have not been adequately safety tested:
Summary: Imported RR soybeans (Roundup herbicide resistant GM soybeans) has already accounted to over 80% of total consumption of soybeans in China, but the assessment and approval procedures for the initial imported GM soybeans, has been oppugned that it's examination procedures exists with defects. According to news reports, on Feb. 20, 2012, Gu Xiu-lin and other three citizens upon application were approved to check the "certification documents for the GM soybeans obtaining safety certificates"
The China Daily article goes on to quote Shi Yan-quan, Deputy Director, Agricultural Finance and Education Dept., who stated on April 20, 2012, that over 50 million tons of GMO soybeans were imported to China in 2011 alone. The article also refers to the fact that for eight years, 1.3 billion Chinese consumers have been consuming Monsanto's GM food crops, relying entirely on biotech-funded safety evaluations, without any independent safety testing carried out by the Chinese government. Additionally, a revealing study published in 2012 found that the Chinese print media is completely co-opted by biotech industry influence. They revealed that "48.1% of articles were largely supportive of the GM technology research and development programs and the adoption of GM cottons, while 51.9% of articles were neutral on the subject of GMOs. Risks associated with GMOs were mentioned in the newspaper articles, but none of the articles expressed negative tones in regards to GMOs." The authors concluded: "Chinese print media is largely supportive of GMOs. It also indicates that the print media describes the Chinese government as actively pursuing national GMO research and development programs and the promotion of GM cotton usage."

Are these latest incidents a sign that the Chinese government is beginning to take more seriously the health threats associated with the consumption of genetically modified food? According to the GMWatch.org report's primary informant, who for purposes of anonymity goes by the pseudonym "Mr. Li":
"[T]he new government's decisive move to destroy the illegal GMOs "progressive, encouraging, and satisfying". He regards it as a sign that it is keeping its promise to work for the people and the nation. 
Mr Li said: "The deeply pro-GMO old government would not have made such a thing public. It would have secretly returned the shipments, or in most cases it would not even have inspected shipments that could contain GM ingredients."
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*Translated by a Chinese citizen whose identity remains anonymous, but GMWatch refers to under the pseudonym as "Mr. Li."

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17 comments:

tonybinca said...

Maybe they're just getting back at USI for attempting to rule the world.

Anonymous said...

dead pigs in Yangtz river did not look good. Now they knew.

Gonebeyond. said...

Rootworms wouldhave destroyed them anyway. For every crop GM companies make and market, nature will send out her soldiers to deal SWIFT justice on those that destroy the Earth. Watch ;-J All the legal sellouts in the world cant fight a lowly rootworm.

Anonymous said...

Our planet Gaia is already in the early stages of teaching Monsanto and others like him that it does not pay to attemp to dominate her. If the Chinese had not destroyed that corn, rootworms would have. And for each and every GM crop that is put on the market that does not obey the rules of life and cohabitation and respect, our Earthly Mother will send her soldiers to lay down the law of coexistance and harmony. People like Monsanto are doomed to failure as soon as they start.And ai am THOUROULYA looking forward to watching Mother nature bend Monsanto and ego maniacs like him over her knee and beat him and them like disobidient little children.

Anonymous said...

Earth is not a planet, for the Anonymous New Age freak posting here.
The word "planet" comes from the Greek verb "to wander".
Earth neither moves through space, nor does it rotate upon an "axis", nor does it orbit the sun, as we have been deceived into believing by atheistic and satanic jewish rabbis for the last 500 years.
These have been years not of Enlightenment, but of global spiritual darkness.
"The world also is firmly established, it shall not be moved". 1 Chr ch 30 v 16.
Thus the occasion in the OT when Joshua held up Moses' arms whilst the C of I fought their adversaries, and the sun stood still, indicates that that is exactly what happened. Again, when the sun went back 10 degrees in the time of Hezekiah.
"The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose". Ecc ch1 v5.
Accordingly therefore, it is the sun which orbits us, not the other way around. Sir Fred Hoyle, although an atheist himself, acknowledged that it is impossible to differentiate the heliocentric theory from the geocentric one.
Whilst I agree that there is a divine moral code which rules over the universe, it does not subsist in its created components, eg the earth, but is instead the code of its Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. Earth itself, as an entirely subject part of this present creation, will be burned up very shortly, and replaced with a new heaven and a new earth. Isaiah ch 66 v 21-4.
Tim Webb.
Those disputing the universally geocentric statements made by YHVH in the Bible in at least 69 different places should consider the following. If earth were spinning at 1000 mph, then its oceans would lag behind it, as a manifestation of the principle of inertia. They would respond to earth's rotation by upwelling and spilling out all around the world in the Mother of all Tsunamis. That this does not happen indicates that you have been lied to, and that you have believed this jewish lie.
God now commands all men everywhere to repent; ie to change their minds.
We have been told the truth from the beginning.
But,
"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables". 2 Tim ch4 v4.

Anonymous said...

Bad author.. Never defines GM. Now i have to go to google in order to find out.. FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMS

Anonymous said...

The earth provides all that we need.
We are writing our own death sentence to
attempt to re-write the genetics of perfect creation.

-flek

Anonymous said...

"Whilst I agree that there is a divine moral code which rules over the universe, it does not subsist in its created components, eg the earth, but is instead the code of its Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. Earth itself, as an entirely subject part of this present creation, will be burned up very shortly, and replaced with a new heaven and a new earth."
~ Aaaaannd you're totally insane.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks they found the cause for all the dead animals.

Anonymous said...

Yup. They now know what caused mass animal deaths.

Anonymous said...

Superior intelligence of the Chinese recognize what the drones in the U S government don't.

Anonymous said...

Go China......that's the first and probably only time I'll ever say that. Eat a nasty GMO turd Obozo the clown, you suck!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure China really gives a crap....it's just another way to take out the USA, as crops are our last export left. That country Haz zero reguard for its people, the whole place is polluted and disgusting. Reminds me of Obama's neck.

Anonymous said...

Why is it there are posts not only here but many other site such as Rense, Infowars and a few others that I just can't figure out what in the hell they are talking about.
Anon at 10:13 PM, you come across as someone who isn't dealing with reality, and we wonder why evil is getting away with so many infractions upon us.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!! CHINA!! Poison Food Worldwide is one variation of how these Marxist Fascists in Washington are Murdering civilians worldwide! They, the Fascists Elites have decided there are too many people on the planet, therefore; they are poisoning, or murdering people worldwide by using food, medicine, and other similar methods to annihilate millions of people worldwide? Wake Up World!

Anonymous said...

"If earth were spinning at 1000 mph, then its oceans would lag behind it, as a manifestation of the principle of inertia."

Somebody give this man his own padded room.

Anonymous said...

Nah, China's rational behind destroying the corn had nothing to do with certification or it's status as a GMO. They only did it to look like they were doing something about GMO's. It's a ruse. They dont' give a shit about their own people. Same as here.

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