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2018-04-01 17:48:40  来源:神农之后的博客  作者:阿灵顿
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  https://www.usarice.com/news-resources/daily/usa-rice-daily/2018/01/30/usa-rice-wants-gm-rice-from-china-to-stay-there

  2018/1/30  阿灵顿   弗吉尼亚

  上周,中国新闻机构兴奋报道美国食品药品管理局(FDA)批准了一种实验性的转基因水稻品种Huahui-1华恢1号。美国水稻协会并未分享他们的喜悦,不愿让这种水稻进入美国。

  “「批准」无论如何都是用词不当的。”美国水稻协会总裁兼首席执行官Betsy

  Ward解释道,“FDA只是与环保署EPA一起,让华中农大的转基因水稻研发者知道,根据该大学提交的信息,对源自该水稻的食品饲料,他们不再提出担心或问题(译者注:FDA1原文是,此刻暂无进一步的问题2FDA咨询不是审批程序).

  “在中国转基因水稻仍是被禁止商业化种植的,如果研发者想在美国种植这些转基因品种水稻,哪怕是在试验田,他们也得另找地方,”Ward说。(译者注:根据咨询文件,开发商主动告诉FDA该水稻在中国种植)

  “我们对转基因水稻的立场没有改变,”她说,“虽然我们不反对健全的科学(译者注:转基因不具有科学性),但公众压倒性地不想要转基因水稻。在这种情况改变之前,我们认为没有必要在美国的粮食供应中引入转基因水稻。”(译者注:咨询文件显示,研发者告诉FDA该水稻仅极少量以加工产品的形式可能出口美国)

  美国非转基因水稻的种植销售,在本土和世界各地都很有市场。

  “虽然转基因水稻是完美的安全(译者注:与参照科学对比,是不安全的),但在美国的商业生产中没有转基因大米,这个事实得到了世界各地消费者、营养师和进口商的一致认可。”美国水稻协会国内推广经理Cameron

  Jacobs说,“在贸易展览会上与消费者或厨师交谈时,我告诉他们美国水稻是非转基因的,他们的眼睛会亮起来。我们为什么要改变这个现状呢?”

  “很明显,

  FDA和EPA由于不反对,可以想象,该转基因水稻可以在别处种植加工并进口到美国。”Ward说,她希望美国进口商会拒绝,因为这可能损害美国水稻的形象。但她承认,在这一点上,她的组织能做的很少(译者注:如果在中国以外种植,则研发商违背了在中国种植的承诺)。

  “华中农大把食品推向市场,保证安全健康合法,是华中农大的持续责任。”

  FDA在给这所大学的回文中警告道。

  “市场不需要转基因水稻,我们也不想要。”Ward说,“消费者可以通过购买在美国种植的水稻来确保他们得到的是非转基因大米。”

  上述情况正在变为现实,背景是美国和中国进行了十多年的植物检疫谈判,目的是为美国水稻出口到中国扫清道路。谈判应于去年夏天圆满结束,但至今仍在继续拖延。

  Ward说:“具有讽刺意味的是,美国政府向中国转基因水稻敞开大门,却没有人想要这种大米。而中国消费者对非转基因大米非常感兴趣,可是我们仍然无法向中国出口一粒健康、安全、美味的非转基因大米”。

  USA Rice Wants GM Rice from China to Stay There

 

  Jan 30, 2018

  Thanks, but no thanks.

 

  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Last week, Chinese news agencies excitedly reported on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting approval to an experimental genetically modified rice strain, Huahui-1.  USA Rice does not share their excitement and does not want the GM rice to enter the United States.

  "'Approval' is not quite the correct word anyway," explained Betsy Ward, USA Rice president and CEO. "The agency  simply joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in letting the rice developers at Huazhong Agricultural University know that based on the information the university submitted, they had no follow-up concerns or questions regarding human or animal food that could be derived from this rice."

  The rice strain is still banned in China and cannot be cultivated there, and if researchers are looking to grow these GM cultivars here, even in test plots, they should look elsewhere, according to Ward.

  "Our position on GM rice has not changed," she said.  "While we do not object to sound science, the public overwhelmingly does not want GM rice.  Until that changes, we see no need to introduce GM rice into the food supply here."

  U.S.-grown rice is proudly marketed here and around the world as GMO free and this presents a clear marketing advantage.

  "While GMOs are perfectly safe, the fact that there is no GMO rice in commercial production in the U.S. resonates very strongly with customers, dietitians, and importers around the world," said Cameron Jacobs, USA Rice manager of domestic promotion.  "When I'm at a trade show talking with consumers or chefs and I tell them the crop is completely GMO free, their eyes light up.  Why would we change that?"

  Ward said now that it is clear FDA and EPA have no objections to this rice, it could conceivably be grown somewhere and milled and imported into the U.S.  She hopes importers will reject it as potentially damaging to the image of U.S.-grown rice, but admits there is little her organization can do at this point.

  "It is Huazhong's continuing responsibility to ensure that foods marketed by Huazhong are safe, wholesome, and in compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements," the FDA letter to the university warns.

  "The marketplace does not want GM rice, so neither do we,"Ward said. "Consumers can be sure they are getting a GMO-free rice product by purchasing rice that is grown in the USA."

  This is taking place against the backdrop of more than a decade of phytosanitary negotiations between the U.S. and China to clear the way for U.S. rice to be exported to China.  Those negotiations appeared to be successfully concluded last summer, but continue to drag on.

  "It's ironic that that our government has just opened the door to Chinese GMO rice that nobody wants here, while we still cannot send a single grain of healthy, safe, delicious rice to China despite significant interest in the product there," said Ward.

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