Researchers at South China Agriculture University have developed a new type of genetically modified rice rich in astaxanthin, an antioxidant said to have multiple health benefits.
China is transforming its traditional agriculture sector, using science and technology to drive rural revitalization and modernization.
Delivering a report on the development of China’s agricultural science and technology recently, Tang Huajun, president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), said remarkable progress has been made in innovation, which has played an important role in ensuring national food security and increasing farmers’ incomes.
Chinese feed producer firm Dabeinong Technology will work on introducing genetically modified soybeans in Argentina on a commercial scale.
Chinese scientists have found a gene which plays an important role in helping rice, originating in warm southern China, expand to the relatively cold northern regions.
China’s government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security.
Raising the income of China’s farmers and well-being in rural communities remains a priority for the government. China’s largest e-commerce operator Alibaba on Thursday launched its ‘
’ in Shanghai, a digital tool aimed at boosting agricultural efficiency, crop yields and income for China’s farmers by enabling them to make better use of big data.