Beijing’s Fresh Vegetables Contain More Pesticides than Shanghai Produce According to a Recent Survey

Pesticide residue on fresh vegetables sold in Beijing’s markets is a big problem, according to a survey covering three of China’s biggest cities. And it’s not just one pesticide, but many. About 40 percent of the 53 vegetable samples collected from markets in Beijing and neighboring areas, which supply vegetables to Beijing, contained five or

South Korea Optimistic China will Revise its Food Safety Regulations to Allow for the Importation of Kimchi

Kimchi is expected to make its way on to the Chinese market soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Thursday to ease his country’s strict food safety regulations on fermented foods that have blocked kimchi exports to his country. During a summit with President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, Xi said, “I like kimchi. We are

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 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

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