China Halts Agriculture Production on 3.33 Million Ha of Arable Land due to Heavy Metal, Pesticide, and Feed Additive Pollution

Farming of contaminated arable land almost the size of Belgium has been halted and the land will be rehabilitated to ensure food security, a senior official said on Monday [30 December 2013]. A soil survey by the Ministry of Environmental Protection found that pollution affects about 3.33 million hectares, Wang Shiyuan, vice-minister of land and

China to Standardize the Storing and Treating of Animal Waste

Chinese authorities will standardize the breeding and raising of poultry and livestock because husbandry-generated pollution has become a major problem in the countryside, according to a regulation signed by Premier Li Keqiang. The regulation on preventing husbandry-generated pollution, which was publicized on Tuesday [26 November 2013], will take effect on Jan. 1. It is expected

China Looks to Reduce Livestock & Poultry Pollution from COD & Ammonia Emissions

The chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia emissions of China’s livestock and poultry breeding in 2010 accounts for 45% and 25% of national total emissions respectively, latest figures show. China’s Ministry of Environment Protection and Ministry of Agriculture released the statistics recently. The COD and ammonia emissions of livestock and poultry breeding reached about 11,840,000