China has rejected a shipment of dried distiller’s grain from the United States that contained a genetically modified corn strain not approved for importation, according to a state media report.
The Xinhau News Agency reports 758 tons of distiller’s grain was rejected at Shanghai because it contained MIR162, an insect-resistant variety produced by Syngenta.
A 545,000-ton corn shipment also containing MIR162 was turned away last week, according to Xinahu.
The Chinese government does allow approved genetically modified grains into the country. MIR162 is reportedly still under review.