New Pepper Species Discovered on Hainan Island

A new pepper species has been discovered in south China’s Hainan Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. The new species, Piper jianfenglingense, is found in evergreen broadleaf forests at elevations between 500 and 800 meters at the Jianfengling National Nature Reserve in the province’s Ledong Li Autonomous County, according to the

The Splice Must Grow: The Bright and Shady Sides of GM Agriculture in China

Overview China grows a wide variety of GM plants including GM cotton, GM poplar trees, GM sweet peppers, GM tomatoes, GM papaya, and GM petunia flowers China’s Ministry of Agriculture has not authorized the commercial growing and sale of GM rice, corn, and soybeans, but has issued “safety certificates” to two GM rice varieties and

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 BNews.kz 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