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Two Rice Gurus meet on GM Science

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  At the invitation of Academician Yuan Longping (Father of hybrid rice), Academician Zhang Qifa made a specific presentation entitled Opportunities and Challenges of GM crops at China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Center, Changsha on March 12th. Yuan presided over the symposium.
  In his report, Zhang pointed out that GM technology is in accordance with conventional breeding techniques. He reported on the latest trends of GM researches at home and abroad and its industrialization. Zhang also introduced researches and development of GM crops, the safety evaluation and industrialized management at the national level. He spoke highly of Yuan’s great contribution to China’s crop production.
  In response to the questions raised by the audience, Yuan performed a discussion with Zhang on safety experiments of GM pest-resistant rice and why herbicide-resistant GM crops can facilitate less use of herbicide. Yuan is in favor of Chinese government’s decision on GM crop researches and development. He also mentioned that he was willing to be the first to test China’s GM food and invited the audience to join him.
  It is reported that Zhang and Yuan with their separate teams have made joint efforts in GM paddy rice researches. With a view to promoting rice scientific development in China, both parties will further communication and cooperation on information sharing, personnel training and project researches, taking advantage of their complementary research fruits.

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