At a recent seminar in Beijing, Wang Dayuan, former dean of Biological Engineering at China National Rice Research Institute, said that the country’s needs are being met presently, however shifting diet (toward more animal sources of protein) is cause for concern. China uses much more fertilizer than the rest of the planet in farming, yet yields are down (presumably due to the reluctance to use GMO crops). Jiang Tao, a senior engineer with the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Development Biology said that:
“…stubbornly insisting on traditional methods will only thwart scientific development and threaten public wellbeing.”
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