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

Chinese Scientists Complete the Genome Sequence of the Azudki Bean, the Primary Ingredient of Red Bean Paste

Chinese researchers on Monday [12 October 2015] announced that they have completed sequencing the genome of adzuki bean, an important source of starch, digestible protein, mineral elements and vitamins for at least a billion people worldwide. “Adzuki bean is a legume crop known for its high starch (57.06 percent) and low fat (0.59 percent) content

Beijing to Build 80 Eco-Friendly Vegetable Plots That Limit the Use of Harmful Pesticides

Beijing will build 80 demonstration vegetable bases in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei to ensure the supplies of safe and eco-friendly vegetables to Beijing residents. Beijing’s vegetables supplies mostly come from Hebei and Tianjin that have inferior technologies and facilities to Beijing. There will be technology promotion in these three places and plans to build 80

Eastern Kazakhstan’s “Green Corridor” Speeds Horticultural Products into China

Since the launch of the “Zelenyĭ corridor” [“Green corridor”] connecting Kazakhstan with China, fruit and vegetable imports have reached a total of $ 15.2 million U.S. dollars, reports BNews.kz with data from the Department of Customs of the Almaty region. The most important products imported have been tomatoes (29.2 %), apples (21.1 %), cucumbers (19.5

Chinese Vegetable Processor Reports Declining Revenue

China Minzhong Food Corporation, an integrated vegetable processing company based in China, released its third quarter results on Tuesday. Market watchers will remember that China Minzhong was embroiled in controversy over short-seller Glaucus Research Group’s acquisitions last August that the vegetable processor had been engaged in financial impropriety…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2014 Key point

Sichuan’s Luzhou City Plans to Have Almost 81,000 ha of “Mountain Vegetables” Under Cultivation by 2016

In the southern part of Sichuan Province, Luzhou Municipal Bureau of Agriculture reports that in 2013 Luzhou City’s vegetable plantation will reach 930,000 acres [~376,358 hectares], with a total output of 2,030,000 tons. 50,000 acres [~20,234 ha] of that area is in the high mountains and produce an output of 250,000 tons. The Bureau goes