Seed China News 1201 (12 issues per year)

Published: January, 2012
Price: US $3,564
Pages: 16
It is well known that imported GM soybean has been widely used for edible oil extraction in China. However, there are still lots of people without a clear idea of GM oil and non-transgenic oil. Under such circumstances, some edible oil enterprises have made irregularities in GM labeling, which is believed to mislead consumers to some extent.

Recently, Shandong Luhua Group Co., Ltd. (Luhua Group), a leading edible oil enterprise in China, was alleged to cheat consumers in the labeling of nut cooking oil. It is understood that the small components such as sunflower seed oil, walnut oil, camellia oil, grape seed oil, etc. are usually highlighted on the package of Luhua nut cooking oil serial products. However, soybean oil or rapeseed oil, as the main component of nut cooking oil, is not clearly marked on the package.

Actually, the unclear labeling for GM components in edible oil exists widely on the package of both domestic and foreign brands. For example, the Asian leading cooking brand ’Arawana’ is also alleged to have irregularities in the GM labeling. Yihai Kerry as the producer ’Arawana’ oil has heavily used GM soybean in producing edible oil, which is believed to have a huge impact on domestic non-transgenic soybean industry.


In 2011, the seed industry in China shows a healthy development momentum, while some adverse factors still trouble domestic seed companies.

The 12th Five-Year (2011-2015) Plan for Food Industry Development is released to accelerate the structural adjustment of food industry in China.

China’s Ministry of Agriculture will continue to promote the development of modern crop seed industry in 2012.

China’s total cotton planting area is expected to decrease significantly in 2012 for the shrinking income of growers in 2011.

Bayannaoer suffered serious overstocking of sunflower in 2011 due to weak demand.

Beijing China-Agro Seed Co., Ltd. witnessed rapid development by promoting ’Zhongdan 909’, an excellent corn hybrid bred by ICS, CAAS.

Many companies in Shouguang City, Shandong Province have achieved vegetable seedling production by order.

Hainan Government is going to launch a major crop seed program to expand the seed producing area, which will support large seed companies and accelerate the development of seed industry.

China needs to develop drought-resistant wheat varieties for the large area of dry land.

BGI collaborates with the U.S. NCSB in soybean genome sequencing and genomic research to accelerate the breeding process of soybean.

Formal regulations for seed production and operation issued
China releases grain processing plan
MOA’s key tasks for developing seed industry in 2012
China’s cotton planting area would decrease substantially 2012
Sunflower seeds overstocked in Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia
CASC rises on "Zhongdan 909"
Shouguang: vegetable seedling production by order
Hainan launches major seed program
China vigorously develops drought-resistant wheat
BGI participates soybean genome sequencing project



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