In April last year, Greenpeace said it had found that the unapproved transgenic rice was illegally grown on a large scale in Hubei, one of China's top rice-growing provinces, and that the rice was also on sale in the two major cities.
A government committee failed to reach a consensus on the safety of genetically modified rice in November, putting off a decision on what could be the world's first large-scale production of the grain. China has not approved sales of any kind of genetically modified rice.
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