Examples are a transgenic Yellow River carp, developed by ZHU Zuoyan’s group at the CAS Institute of Hydrobiology. Engineered for a triploid expression of the fish’s growth hormone, it grows 50 – 100 % faster. Taste and ecological behavior are considered equivalent to the wild-type carp. Another example is transgenic phytase maize which would help to reduce the use of inorganic phosphates and has already obtained a safety certificate back in 2009, but still awaits listing. Vitamin A-containing “golden rice” has also been developed in China but was not yet listed, as is true for “high-resistant starch transgenic rice”, a variety which contains a difficult-to-digest starch variety and could help to control weight, or ACEI gene rice, where an angiotensin converting enzyme resistance agent (ACEI) agent is expressed, promoting angiogenesis and reducing blood pressure. In view of public opinion, none of these products have been cleared for consumption by the Chinese authorities.

China Bio news release, October 18, 2017