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Potato named as China’s newest staple

By RJ Whitehead

Five centuries after it was first introduced in China, the potato has finally been approved as a staple food and production is set to increase, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. 

Using foresight to shift attention from oversight

Manila madness

Using foresight to shift attention from oversight

By RJ Whitehead

The Philippines’ embattled agriculture secretary is clearly clairvoyant, otherwise he would never have come out with such a grand prediction as he did last week—that his government plans to shelve rice imports in 2014.

New GM labelling rule in India baffles

New GM labelling rule in India baffles

By Ankush Chibber

India has finally notified new rules for the labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods, but the move appears to have heralded a new round of turf wars and further protests.

South African foods in NZ GE muddle

South African foods in NZ GE muddle

By Ankush Chibber

An anti-genetically engineered (GE) foods group in New Zealand is protesting infant and gluten-free products imported into the country from South Africa.

China issues draft law for GM foods

China issues draft law for GM foods

By Ankush Chibber

Stung by the growing concerns in the China over genetically modified (GM) foods, the Chinese government has issued a draft law that will govern the entire chain of such foods.

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