The MIR 162 Debacle – Implications for US Exporters

Lying on the western bank of the Mississippi River, the New Orleans suburb of Westwego (pop. ~9,000) would seem to have little in common with Shenzhen, the thriving southern Chinese metropolis of 15 million people located some 8,500 miles away. In September 2014, their distant connection became front page news when the family-owned American agribusiness

Tianjin’s Binhai International Flower Science Park is Northern China’s Largest High-Grade Flower Planting Base

Located in Dongli district of Tianjin, the Binhai International Flower Science Park is the largest planting base of high-grade flowers in North China. With an area of 3,400 mu (227 square meters), the park boasts an annual output of 10 million flowers of more than 100 varieties, such as medinilla magnifica, anthuria and bromeliads, which

Greenhouses in Tianjin to Grow Blueberries, Cherries, and Jujube Fruit

Residents of Binhai New District, Taiping Town in Tianjin City (near Beijing) normally would be only able to buy blueberries at supermarkets, but this summer it’s going to be different. Residents of Binhai will be able to hand pick the blueberries themselves and taste the blueberries at their freshest when the First Blueberry Orchard in

Tianjin Rejects American Corn Shipment due to Unapproved MIR162 Strain

China’s Tianjin municipality has returned a batch of corn shipment tainted with a genetically-modified (GM) strain not approved by the country’s agriculture ministry, the local quality watchdog said. The 21,800-ton shipment from the United States was to be used as animal feed but was found to contain the unapproved MIR162, a strain of insect-resistent transgenic