Royal FrieslandCampina’s Joint Venture with China Huishan Dairy Off to a Positive Start

Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina will bring its “Dutch Lady” dairy brand to more places in the country, its CEO said at a press event on Tuesday [6 December 2016]. The “Dutch Lady” dairy products, developed by FrieslandCampina’s joint venture with China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co, officially hit the market in September [2016]. So far,

Yuan Longping, “The Father of Hybrid Rice”, is Removed as Director of Hunan’s Hybrid Rice Research Center

Yuan Longping, director of Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center, has been removed from office, sources with the center in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province, confirmed on Tuesday [27 October 2015]. Yuan, 85, known in China as “the father of hybrid rice,” will continue his research following removal from the administrative position. Yuan, also

Production Licenses for Two Chinese Infant Milk Powder Producers are Revoked After Food Safety Violations

An inspection of milk powder brands in China turned up 48 products with violations. Among those flagged, 44 were Chinese brands and four were imported brands, reports the Chinese-language Beijing Times. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued a “2014 infant formula milk powder inspection report,” listing the 48 flagged products. Leading Chinese brands,

China’s Citrus Industry Grappling with Yellow Dragon Disease

Early forecasts from Citrus Annual 2014 says that the orange production in China is going to decrease by 10% to 6.9 million metric tons (MMT) in the marketing year (MY) 2014/15. The cause of this problem is the continuing impact of Huanglongbing (HLB) also known as citrus greening disease in the main growing region of