Five Charged for China-U.S. Honey Smuggling

Five people have been charged in the U.S. for smuggling honey from China to evade $180 million in anti-dumping duties. The investigation that snared them was part of a years-long campaign to protect both beekeepers and honey...

Chinese Farms Breed Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

In 2011, human consumption of antibiotics in China was ten times the global average. Because overuse of the drugs can give rise to resistance in the bacteria they target, the Health Ministry has repeatedly promised to cut down...

Is China Rethinking its Embrace of US-Style Agriculture?

Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott examines recent signs that China may be turning away from agriculture fuelled by antibiotics and genetic modification: Given China’s vast and growing population and increasing appetite for...

Too Much of a Good Thing – Bryan Walsh

From Time Asia: To many Chinese patients, antibiotics are silver bullets: a cure for everything from skin infections to life-threatening lung ailments; and if a little is good, then more must be better”especially if you can get dosed directly through an intravenous line… But keeping the peace in the waiting room may be contributing to […]

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