According to the China Science News, December 30, 2015, recently, transgenic science lectures at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of siyuan floor Auditorium. The report, by the Institute of personnel and communication Council jointly organized. Former Deputy Xu Zhihong, President of Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Science Editor-in-Chief Zhu respectively with the Chinese science bulletin entitled the audience of China's agricultural development challenges and GM crops the interpretation of Yellow River carp, popular science reports. Auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, communications Secretary Zhou Dejin lecture.
In a speech, Xu Zhihong has responded to the current GM dispute many of the topics in the field. For example, Americans eat genetically modified foods, European GM take "zero tolerance" attitude, whether GM crops would damage the immune system or cause cancer, transgenic breeding is contrary to the nature of biological evolution, GM was demonized the truth behind.
It is understood that the global transgenic crop acreage has increased from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 2014 of 181.5 million hectares, an increase of more than 100 times. "In recent years, the crop starts to slow down the industrialization of biological breeding process. "Xu Zhihong said China is one of the global lead in the research of agricultural bio-breeding, transgenic crop area in the international forefront. "However, as in ' GM safety ' by many complex factors and check on the issue, more than 10 years, in addition to cotton, not an important industrialization of transgenic crop research is approved. "
Xu Zhihong said that because of stalled on an important advance of transgenic crops in China, not only in the levels of development and the United States the gap widened again, and the growth rate fell to Brazil, and India after developing countries.
Zhu details the scientific principle and wide application of GM technology, and recalled its team to develop genetically engineered the arduous course of Yellow River carp, and the United States of genetically modified salmon listed case depth analysis and reflection.
"As long as it is to undergo a rigorous scientific assessment of genetically modified products, national approval, security is not a problem, the risks can be prevented and controlled. "Zhu noted that genetically modified products from research to market needed after 6 road link, there is no food has such stringent approval requirements. "We have to work through continuous science, let more people know about genetically modified food, understand what is genetically modified. " Kunming dismount village impasse Qiu he initiated