Company unloads imported corn
61,000 tons of corn unloaded for freighter Maria from the US arrived in Shenzhen, this marks the first time for COFCO to import a large volume of genetically modified organism (GMO).
China has suspended import of corn from other countries for many years now, and COFCO is the first company to be allowed to import corn originating From the US and allowed to distribute to Guangdng area to be used as feeds. Corn imported from the US are genetically modified and there are already 22 varieties of GMO corn authorized by the Ministry of Culture. Before all of the imported corn is to be unloaded from the freighter Maria the National Inspection and Quarantine Department will take samples for inspection to see if the corn will pass its controls.