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Exclusive: U.S. wants China to approve more biotech crops under trade deal - sources


By Tom Polansek and Dominique PattonCHICAGO/BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is seeking better access for imports of genetically modified crops into China as part of a trade deal currently under discussion between the two sides, said two people familiar with the matter.The subject, long a major irritant in agricultural trade between the countries, is a main issue for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said a biotech industry source with knowledge of USDA discussions. "I can say with full confidence that biotech is one of the key issues for USDA in this conversation with the Chinese," ...

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First Published: Thu, May 24 2018. 03:59 IST