The Chinese government is trying to convince Zhou Guangxiu that the corn in the congee she wants to feed her son is safe. That may not be easy. Zhou, the owner of a recycling business in the northeast coastal city of Weihai, said one source of her concern was an anonymous article shared online by […]

Costco Wholesale COST -0.61% Corp., the largest U.S. warehouse-club chain, is entering China for the very first time. The Issaquah, Washington-based company has opened a store on T-Mall, an online marketplace Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba operates alongside the Taobao bazaar. The store, where consumers can buy Costco baby care goods, beauty items, dietary supplement as […]

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday [15 October 2014] that his country will donate 50 million U.S. dollars in the next five years to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Li announced the decision in a speech at the FAO headquarters in Rome during a visit to the UN organ on the […]

The finishing touches are being put to a new Australian company which will run 50 dairy farms in Victoria. Tasmanian investor Troy Harper is setting up the new company which will have backing from international investors including China. Mr Harper from Linear Capital says the plan is to run the 50 dairy farms, increase production […]

Silk company Wensli Group marked a milestone of its internationalization on Friday [10 October 2014] in Hangzhou when it debuted its Marc Rozier brand. The group purchased Marc Rozier, a 120-year-old silk scarf factory in France, in 2013 as part of its plan to extend into the international market. Tu Hongyan, chairman of the group, […]

Agriculture minister Han Changfu said Friday [10 October 2014] that Chinese people should keep their “rice bowls” in their own hands to ensure food security, as massive grain imports will be unsustainable for the nation. In his article published by the Qiushi Journal, the flagship magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Han […]

Located in Dongli district of Tianjin, the Binhai International Flower Science Park is the largest planting base of high-grade flowers in North China. With an area of 3,400 mu (227 square meters), the park boasts an annual output of 10 million flowers of more than 100 varieties, such as medinilla magnifica, anthuria and bromeliads, which […]

DARA Group has signed an agreement with a Chinese corporation to jointly invest in the Ukrainian agricultural sector, local media reported Tuesday [23 September 2014]. The memorandum of understanding was inked on Monday between the Ukrainian multi-sectorial group and China’s Huangfan District Agricultural Corporation based in the country’s central Henan Province. Sergey Yevtushenko, head of […]

China is considering lifting the ban on import of Russian food, Russia’s Trade Representative in China Alexei Gruzdev told TASS. “Lately, there have been active consultations of experts from both countries on access to the market,” he said. The official said the limitations for supplies from Russia to China of grain, meet, diary and some […]

Palm oil production in Malaysia, the biggest supplier after Indonesia, probably dropped the most in seven months in September after reaching a record in August. Futures climbed the most in more than a week. Output slumped 11 percent to 1.81 million metric tons from an all-time high of 2.03 million tons, according to the median […]

A team led by Yuan Longping, known in China as “the father of hybrid rice” has made a record for hybrid rice production with an average yield of 1,004.5 kilograms per mu (0.0667 hectares). The new record was confirmed by experts from the Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center and the agricultural bureau of the Xiangxi […]

China’s largest growing macadamia region already has as many trees in the ground as Australia does. It could be some years though before the country reaches the same production level of Australia, or that of current world industry leader, South Africa. The Australian Macadamia Society’s chief executive officer, Jolyon Burnett, estimates it could take 15 […]

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