meat

China’s Vegetarians Outnumber America’s

As China’s appetite for meat grows, so does awareness of its environmental cost, and the number of those giving it up. From Mary Kay Magistad at PRI’s The World: […] Many Chinese just don’t want to give up meat. But...

Diseased Pork Operation Busted in Fujian

Authorities in Fujian province have detained two men for allegedly processing and selling the carcasses of diseased pigs, according to the South China Morning Post: Police in Nanjing county, Zhangzhou, detained a 44-year-old...

900 Arrested for “Meat-Related Crimes”

China’s Ministry of Public Security has announced 904 arrests in a three-month crackdown on “meat-related crimes”. From Xinhua: The ministry said since Jan. 25, police had uncovered 382 cases involving...

H7N9 Bird Flu Reaches Beijing

Xinhua reported on Saturday that a seven-year-old girl has become China’s 44th confirmed H7N9 sufferer, and the first in Beijing. The child is being treated at the Beijing Ditan Hospital, and is in stable condition, Zhong...

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...

“Live-Boiled Cat”

At China Dialogue, Zhou Yiyan reports the release of a documentary on China’s cat meat trade: The core demand is in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province in south-east China. The cats conveyed into the city are turned...

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