Global Processing

Origin: Chinese plant not damaged by earthquake

May 16, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that China-based Origin Agritech Ltd. said recently that its Chengdu production and distribution plant, as well as facilities in other areas, were not seriously damaged in the Sichuan earthquake.

The supplier of crop seeds and agri-biotech research also reported no employee casualties.

Monday''s magnitude 7.9 earthquake has caused nearly 15,000 deaths, with Chinese state media reporting tens of thousands more are buried or missing.

Origin said it is keeping abreast of earthquake-related updates and will take appropriate action when necessary.