At the Council on Foreign Relations, Yanzhong Huang challenges official claims that China’s food safety problems are overblown, and prescribes a more extensive, stringent and streamlined regime of food inspections. Is...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2011
The following article was published by Southern Weekend on May 5, and details special organic food supplies that are available for government officials only. With food safety issues a major concern that Chinese citizens contend...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 25, 2010
A post from the Energy Collective questions Whole Foods’ sourcing of organic produce from China: The allegation that foods imported from China don’t meet organic standards deserves to be taken more seriously. It’s not new:...
by Liu Yong | Aug 8, 2009
From Los Angeles Times: Unlike most farms in China, no heaps of blackened sewage sludge are piled on the fields at the Green Cow farm. No workers spray pesticides from pumps strapped to their backs. No animals are in quarantine....
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 25, 2008
The following quotes from Wen Jiabao, together with a denial from the official media about the State Council Party and State Organizations Special Food Supply Center is spreading through the Chinese Internet. “A government...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 4, 2007
Olympics pigs aren’t the only farm animals that are living the good life in China these days: Cows at Green Yard, one of China’s first organic dairies, enjoy a pampered life in the country. They take daily strolls in the pasture. For a morning snack, the cows graze on grass untouched by pesticides. When it’s […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 18, 2007
From The New York Sun: Consumers turning to organic food in the wake of warnings about antifreeze-laden toothpaste, poisoned pet food, and antibiotic-laced fish may be in for a surprise. The same country blamed for those scares, China, is quietly muscling in on the organic market. Upscale grocery chains like Trader Joe‘s and Whole Foods […]
by Sophie Beach | May 27, 2007
Recent horror stories about food safety issues within China and the export of tainted foods is helping spur the growth of the organic food market in China, according to Reuters: This is helping drive sales in another, though still tiny, food sector in China — organic produce. But a loose regulatory framework and sometimes just […]
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