Beijing, Shaanxi, and Heilongjiang Report Cases of Africa Swine Fever

China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in three provincial-level regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Monday. On a farm in Beijing with 9,835 pigs, 85 pigs were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 17 confirmed dead, the ministry said, citing a China Animal Disease Control Center report. Outbreaks

JD.com’s 7Fresh Supermarket to Expand Outside Beijing

Consumers in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu will soon be greeted with a new fresh food shopping experience as JD plans to open 16 new locations for its premium 7Fresh stores…Full Article: Fruitnet Sept 2018 Key Point Fresh produce reportedly comprises 70% of 7Fresh’s store products, with 20% originating from international suppliers. ChinaAg Comments In

Peking University to Establish College of Modern Agriculture Science

Peking University has established the College of Modern Agriculture Science to launch first-class agricultural science research, and cultivate talent for the country’s agricultural development. Xu Zhihong from the Chinese Academy of Sciences was appointed as dean of the college…Full Article: Xinhua Jan 2018 Key Point Peking University’s College of Modern Agriculture Science will contain the

Walmart, IBM, Tsinghua University, and JD.com Team Up on Implementing Blockchain Technology

Retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and JD.com Inc. and technology gurus IBM Corp. and Tsinghua University have kicked off a collaboration to track food information and enhance food safety in China using blockchain technology. The four have established the Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, which allows companies to share information that is then stored by blockchain —