Overfishing in Chinese rivers and seas has seriously depleted stocks and the government is to cut the size of the nation’s fishing fleet, the agricultural ministry said…Full Article: South China Morning Post Aug 2016 Key Point According to China’s Ministry of Agriculture, China typically catches 8 million to 9 million MTs of fish per year, […]

A US national security panel has cleared ChemChina’s $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta the companies said on Monday [22 August 2016], boosting chances that the largest foreign acquisition ever by a Chinese company will go through…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2016 Key Point Owing to the confidentiality of the CFIUSI […]

Think China’s traditional fiery tipple baijiu is too much? Try blending it with coffee, beer or even chocolate. At a tasting event in the bar of Pop-Up Beijing, a home decor store in the city’s Sanlitun district Saturday [6 August 2016], Hannah from the United States changed her view about the high-proof, spicy liquor following […]

China opened its market to Uruguayan blueberries. The fruit is considered “the XXI century fruit” for its taste and its health benefits. In addition, Uruguay along with Argentina, will host the next International Blueberry Organization’s 2016 summit in September…Full Article: Uruguay Natural Aug 2016 Key Point In October 2016, Gamorel S.A. [founded in 2005, headquartered […]

Kraft Heinz Company, the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company, introduced its iconic Planters brand to China amid rising interests from Chinese customers on imported foods. With Chinese buyers having developed huge interests on online shopping, Planters are currently available on some popular online Chinese platforms such as JD.com, according to the company…Full Article: China […]

Beijing Food and Drug Administration (BFDA) say they’ve opened investigations into all three of China’s major food delivery sites — Baidu Waimai, Meituan Waimai, and ele.me — following complaints received from customers in the first half of this year. The platforms are likely to be working with restaurants or food providers which haven’t publicly posted […]

Shareholders in New Zealand’s biggest meat cooperative on Friday [12 August 2016] reaffirmed their support to sell a controlling stake to China’s biggest meat processor. Shareholders of Silver Fern Farms held a second vote on the 50-percent sell-down, including a casting vote, to Shanghai Maling Aquarius Co. Ltd. (Shanghai Maling) with 80.4 percent voting in […]

Caterpillar fungus, known in China as “worm grass,” is a valuable material used in Traditional Chinese medicine that is only found in high-altitude regions, especially the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Caterpillar fungus was once literally worth more than its weight in gold in China, but over the past three years, prices have fallen by half…Full Article ECNS.cn […]

Recently, China’s Zhengzhou airport imported three tons of blueberries from Canada after passing customs and commodity inspection checks…Full Article Henan Daily Aug 2016 Key Point According to the Deputy General Manager of Banda Tianyuan International Logistics, Zhengzhou Airport will look to become a major fresh fruit importer and distributor. ChinaAg Comments By 2018, it is […]

The nation’s soft drinks market shrank because of the sluggish demand in the first half of the year, industry analyst said. Sales in the beverage industry continued to slow down, rising only 2 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2016, according to Nielsen data…Full Article: ECNS.cn Aug 2016 Key Point From January to June […]

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) (“SkyPeople” or “the Company”), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced the official launch of Hedetang (Mei County) Kiwi Orchard on August 3rd, 2016 by Shaanxi Guoweimei Kiwi Deep Processing Company (“SGKD”), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyPeople, which signed a […]

Chinese experts are expected to arrive in Abidjan soon to reinforce agricultural cooperation between China and Cote d’Ivoire, and help modernize the latter’s agricultural sector, official sources have said. “China’s agriculture ministry will send in September about 30 Chinese with different expertise to evaluate national needs in domains such as cocoa, cashew nuts, rice, pineapples […]