Tibet’s Bottled Water Output Predicted to Reach at least 1 Million MTs in 2017

The output of bottled natural drinking water from Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, known as “Asia’s water tower,” will surpass one million metric tons this year. Qiu Chuan, deputy director of the regional industry and information technology department, said Tibet has more than 40 bottled water production lines with combined capacity of 3.25 million tons

Price for Famed Tibetan Cure-all, Caterpillar ‘Worm Grass’ Fungus, Suffers Major Decline

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

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is Home to China’s Record Breaking Barley Hybrid

Chinese agricultural scientists have developed a new highland breed of barley which yielded 5,265 kilograms a hectare, setting a new domestic output record. The hybrid breed, “Kunlun 14”, produced the record harvest during a trial planting in the Tibetan-inhabited Haiyan County of northwest China’s Qinghai Province, the provincial academy of agriculture and forestry told Xinhua