BEIJING, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) (the "Company" or "Origin"), an agriculture technology company, today announced that the Standard Testing Method and Procedures of the company's two GMO corn seed traits have been approved in a newly published National Standards Catalog by The Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs of China (MOA).
The traits that received the National Testing Standard approval are G1105E-823C, a double stack of insect resistance and herbicide tolerance corn and GH5112E-117C, an herbicide tolerance corn.
As part of the approval process, Origin's traits were tested and reviewed by third-party institutes appointed by the MOA. This method will be the national standard for testing procedures for these traits in future variety development and commercialization. According to the publication, the Standard will be implemented on November 1, 2020.
About Origin Agritech Limited
Origin Agritech Limited, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in Beijing, is a leading Chinese agricultural technology company. In crop seed biotechnologies, Origin Agritech's phytase corn was the first transgenic corn to receive the Bio-Safety Certificate from China's Ministry of Agriculture. Over the years, Origin has established a robust biotechnology seed pipeline including products with glyphosate tolerance and pest resistance (Bt) traits. For further information, please visit the Company's website at: http://www.originseed.com.cn or http://www.originseed.com.cn/en/.
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