Chinese Scientists Complete the Genome Sequencing of Mustard

Chinese scientists have mapped the genome sequence of allopolyploid Brassica juncea, or mustard, a vegetable commonly used in Chinese cooking. Zhejiang University’s Zhang Mingfang, who is a member of the research program, said Tuesday [13 September 2016] that the sequencing would help scientists understand and improve the agriculturally important vegetable…Full Article: The Global Times Sept

Indofood to Divest itself of China Minzhong Food Over Declining Profits

A company controlled by Indonesian billionaire Anthoni Salim offered to acquire the rest of China Minzhong Food Corp in a deal valuing the Chinese company at S$786 million ($584 million). The deal could help the tycoon exercise greater control over a food empire spanning potato chips, instant noodles and cooking oil. Full ownership of Minzhong

Kyrgyz Businessmen Lament the Influx of Smuggled Vegetables from Uzbekistan and China

Businessmen say that smuggled vegetables come to Kyrgyzstan from Uzbekistan and China, a member of the Bishkek Business Club Tilek Toktogaziev said today at a press conference. According to him, the government constantly declares that it is necessary to support greenhouses. This industry is called a priority in agriculture. And preferential loans are issued for

Taiwanese Garlic Farmers Upset Over the Import of Chinese Black Garlic

Members of the Taiwan Garlic Farmers’ Association and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Su Chih-fen blasted Kaohsiung Customs on Wednesday [11 May 2016] for clearing the import of crates allegedly containing barred Chinese garlic mixed with Thai produce. Association members and Su filed charges of malpractice against the customs unit at the Yunlin District Prosecutors Office

Shandong, China’s Fresh Produce Basket, Saw Exports of Agricultural Products Decline from January to September 2015

East China’s Shandong province, the country’s main agricultural region, saw an unusual decline in exports of farm produce in the first three quarters of 2015. Exports were 4.3 percent lower than in the same period of 2014, falling to $11 billion, revealed customs authorities in the Shandong port city of Qingdao on Tuesday [20 October