Concerns Over the Sale of Drowned Hogs and Poultry After Flooding in China

Severe flooding across large parts of the country has raised fresh concerns about food safety. Since the rainy season began in early June, millions of domestic animals have been washed away in flooding, authorities said…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016 Key Point As a result of flooding from mid-June to early July 2016, Anhui Province lost

Record-breaking Chinese Sturgeon Caught in Jiangxi Province’s Poyang Lake

A rare large Chinese sturgeon has been caught by a fisherman in China’s largest freshwater lake Poyang Lake, east China’s Jiangxi Province, local fishery authorities said Wednesday. The sturgeon which measures 1.3 meters and weighs about 13.5 kilograms(29.8 pounds) is the largest Chinese sturgeon ever discovered in the lake, according to the fishery bureau of

Dongfang Modern, China’s 2nd Largest Citrus Producer, to Purchase Land in Jiangxi Province

Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group Ltd, considered China’s second-largest citrus fruit producer, will use some of the proceeds from its Australian listing to more than double the land it owns at home. The move, the first such step by a Chinese agricultural firm, comes as Australia increasingly emerges as a destination for Chinese companies looking

Australian Fruit Growers Hope to Find Distribution Channels via Dongfang Modern

Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group, China’s No.2 producer of citrus fruit, said it was considering distributing fruit grown by Australian farmers in the Chinese mainland. That could be good news for Australia’s faltering push to brand itself as “Asia’s fruit bowl”, with exports of fruit from the country to China still only standing at around

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

China’s Farmland Under Threat from Heavy Metal Contamination

Severe soil contamination threatens agricultural safety in some parts of China, the Economic Information Daily reports, citing experts at the 4th China Forum on Environmental Remediation Development Strategy. Some areas face heavy soil contamination, especially where heavy polluting enterprises, derelict industrial land, industrial parks, centralized disposal sites for solid waste, oil producing regions, mining areas,

US Agricultural Experts Visit Jiangxi Province and Sign Cooperation Agreements

A US delegation signed a series of cooperation agreements with agriculture companies in Jiangxi province [southeastern China] on Wednesday, a move to boost exports of local farm produce. Invited by the Ministry of Agriculture, senior experts from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the US Agriculture Products Futures Trading Union visited Jiangxi on Thursday [30 October

Anheuser-Busch InBev to Acquire Jiangxi Province-based Brewery

An insider at Anheuser-Busch InBev (Nanchang) Co. said that Anheuser-Busch InBev has signed an acquisition agreement with Nanchang Asian Brewery (Nanchang Brewery). The general secretary of the Nanchang Wine Industry Association described Nanchang Brewery as focusing on the medium-end and low-end market, with their main brands Xuejin and Nanchang beer. If Anheuser-Busch can acquire the