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Fatal Misperception: How Unsafe Is Chinese Food?

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...

Tainted Chinese Herbs Are Harming, Not Healing

A Greenpeace investigation of Chinese herbal products (PDF) reveals that high concentrations of pesticides are polluting the environment and making China’s traditional medicine harmful to human health. From Sue-Lin Wong...

China’s Apple Farmers Forced to Do Bees’ Work

At chinadialogue, Dave Goulson describes how heavy pesticide use has wiped out wild bees in the south west of China, leaving farmers to take over the job of pollination. Evidence from around the world points to falling and...

China Sets Bees on American Immigrants

Northern Chinese forestry authorities released over half a billion bees in order to suppress a destructive plague of American moths, according to Xinhua: Forestry authorities in north China’s city of Baoding released 600...

7 Injured, Thousands Flee after Plant Explodes

Xinhua reports on an explosion at a pesticide factory in Shandong: An explosion caused by careless handling of chemicals ripped through a pesticide factory in east China’s Shandong Province Wednesday, raising pollution...

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