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Region/Continent and country:
Asia / China
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What was contaminated:
Food
GM organism involved:
Rice
Year incident occurred:
2007

Route of contamination
Failure of control systems at Bayer CropScience

China LLRICE601 found in Beijing supermarket.

November 2007 - Greenpeace collected ten U.S. food samples from two supermarkets in Beijing in August and September, and they were sent for testing by Eurofins, a Germany-based independent laboratory. The test result showed that one of the samples, Mahatma Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice, contained a herbicide resistant GE rice called LL601. The Chinese authority has not approved LL601 or any other GE rice for import or market sale.

For full details of the global rice contamination by LLRICE601 click here
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Further information

Greenpeace PR: Unauthorized U.S. genetically engineered rice found in Beijing (20 November 2007) >

U.S GMO rice found in China supermarkets: Greenpeace >


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