Expired Fonterra Milk Powder Repackaged and Resold by Individuals in Shanghai

Fonterra is conducting an internal review but denies any wrongdoing after Chinese police arrested 19 people in Shanghai for selling around 300 tonnes of the company’s expired milk powder…Full Article: NZ Herald Oct 2016 Key Point Approximately 200 MTs of the expired Fonterra milk powder was repackaged and resold (via wholesale markets and e-commerce sites)

Price for Famed Tibetan Cure-all, Caterpillar ‘Worm Grass’ Fungus, Suffers Major Decline

Caterpillar fungus, known in China as “worm grass,” is a valuable material used in Traditional Chinese medicine that is only found in high-altitude regions, especially the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Caterpillar fungus was once literally worth more than its weight in gold in China, but over the past three years, prices have fallen by half…Full Article ECNS.cn

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is Home to China’s Record Breaking Barley Hybrid

Chinese agricultural scientists have developed a new highland breed of barley which yielded 5,265 kilograms a hectare, setting a new domestic output record. The hybrid breed, “Kunlun 14”, produced the record harvest during a trial planting in the Tibetan-inhabited Haiyan County of northwest China’s Qinghai Province, the provincial academy of agriculture and forestry told Xinhua