China approves delayed GMO imports as US ties warm

A logo sits on a sign outside Syngenta AG's headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Photo credit: Bloomberg

  China has approved the import of a genetically modified corn strain it blocked last year, causing market turmoil, and has given clearance to biotech soybeans that had been waiting years for clearance, in a sign of improving relations with the United States