Agricultural authorities stated that genetically modified (GM) food approved for marketing is as safe as traditional food, news site chinanews.com reported on Friday.
The Ministry of Agriculture posted a written response to a proposal on its official website on Wednesday, which was submitted by 10 members of the natioanl committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in March.
The CPPCC members asked the ministry to strengthen regulations on GM foods.
The ministry pointed out that extensive research separately conducted by international organizations, developed countries and China showed that GM foods in the market are as safe as non-GM food, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) as an example. The WHO explained that there has been no evidence so far to indicate GM food has had any impact on people who consumed the food.
The 21st Century Business Herald reported in 2013 that GM soybean oil accounted for over 90 percent of the market in China.