Chinese Reject Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

Rice terraces in China. Photo credit: Tine Steiss/Wikimedia

Rice terraces in China. Photo credit: Tine Steiss/Wikimedia

Bowing to popular pressure, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has refused to renew bio-safety certificate needed to grow GMO corn and rice in China. That decision will end the development of genetically modified corn and rice in China, the world’s largest rice consumer.

I find it interesting that a totalitarian government will listen more to its people than our democratic government, which denies people the right to know that their if food is genetically modified.

Most Americans want genetically modified organisms (GMO) labeled,  (a 2012 Mellman Group poll found that 91% of American consumers wanted GMOs labeled), but the elected officials are ignoring the will of the people.

Visit NonGMO Project to get the facts on choosing whether you want to feed your family genetically modified foods.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has issued a position statement that can help  sort out the science.

Now we need some help in instituting Democracy. Tell your elected officials that in a democracy, we expect the freedom to choose, and if China and Russia can have it, why can’t we?