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China GMO crop panel meeting raises approval hopes: sources

An influential Chinese scientific advisory board on genetically modified crops met last week for the first time in a year, two sources said, in a sign that Beijing may be preparing to approve new biotech crops for import.
The meeting, which took place from June 20 to June 22, according to one of the sources, comes amid escalating trade tension with the United States, the world's top producer of GMO crops.
"The meeting happened last week," said a second source with a Chinese seed company, who closely follows Beijing's seed approval process.
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