China Institutes New Regulations Amid Concerns that ASFV Outbreaks are Being Underreported

China on Wednesday [21 November 2018] issued new rules to tighten notification of cases of African swine fever, including incentives for whistle-blowers, amid concerns that outbreaks of the highly contagious disease are being under reported. The notice comes as the world’s top pork producer struggles to contain the disease with more than 60 outbreaks in

Hungary Begins Freight Train Exports of Food Products to Hunan Province

The Xiang Ou Express Budapest-Changsha return freight train carrying Central European cargo containers to Changsha, China, was launched from here for the first time on Monday [27 November 2017]. The train carries 41 containers of red wine, beer, cereals, milk powder and hardware accessories made in Hungary and its neighboring countries…Full Article: Xinhua Nov 2017

Brunei and China’s Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Sign Cooperation Agreement

Brunei’s Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) and China’s Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co Ltd, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of agriculture. According to local media on Tuesday [21 November 2017], the signing of the MoU aims to strengthen and advance cooperation

Cheese and Tofu Products Failed China Food and Drug Administration’s Safety Checks

Samples of three food products have failed the latest spot checks on food safety conducted by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), the administration said in a statement Thursday. A total of 493 batches of samples featuring six categories of food products underwent spot checks, with the three failed products ordered to be removed

Hunan Fisheries Science Fellow Teaches Classes in Ethiopia

He Wang, a 53-year-old research fellow from the Hunan Fisheries Science Institute, returned once again to Ethiopia on October 16, where she has been teaching fish-farming since 2003. During all these years in Ethiopia, He helped build the country’s first standardized aquaculture base, mentored more than 3,000 students, and is about to publish the country’s

World Bank to Lend USD 100 Million for Heavy Metal Pollution Reduction Program in Hunan Province

The World Bank is to lend 100 million U.S. dollars to a program to reduce heavy metal pollution in China’s largest rice-producing province. “This project is the first of its kind supported by the World Bank in China, and will be innovative in addressing heavy metal pollution in agricultural lands,” said Cao Wendao, the bank’s