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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of avian influenza, a disease linked to poor sanitary conditions in poultry markets. Last year, officials found high levels of cadmium, which has been linked to organ failure and cancer, in rice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1563480/hong-kong-must-impose-checks-its-pre-cooked-meat-imports
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AGENCIES

    ... greater concentrations of residual pesticides and the toxic metal cadmium. "This shows clearly that organically grown fruits, vegetables and grains deliver tangible nutrition and food safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556645/short-science-july-20-2014
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... in a country that has faced everything from melamine-tainted milk and cadmium-tainted rice to recycled "gutter oil" used for cooking. Wal-Mart's reputation for food safety in China came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535237/wal-mart-boosts-china-food-safety-budget-threefold-300m-yuan
  4. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    China clampdown to spur rare earths projects abroad

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... gas, including deadly fluorine, and wastewater laced with cancer-causing heavy metals such as cadmium. The industry's problems are part of a larger green crusade in China, which in April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1525521/china-clampdown-spur-rare-earths-projects-abroad
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:45pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... waste contains heavy metals and toxins that can be released when being dismantled, including mercury, cadmium and lead. Media reports have highlighted that the dismantling of electronic waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1516152/lawmakers-must-back-hong-kongs-own-plant-recycling-e-waste
  6. News - China

    Beijing bans kebab vendors' grills to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:50pm

    ... of public dissatisfaction and unrest. The government has said tackling pollution is one of its top priorities. Food safety scares, from cadmium-tainted rice to reused cooking oil, have also plagued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500651/sledgehammer-crack-nut-beijing-bans-kebab-vendors-outdoor-grills-tackle
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must tackle soil pollution as a priority to safeguard food chain

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... kilometres- two-thirds of China's land area- showed 16.1 per cent of soil and 19.1 per cent of arable land had been contaminated. The main pollutants were cadmium, nickel and arsenic, the result ... of Environmental Protection last year rejected a request filed by a Beijing lawyer on the grounds that the data was a state secret. But scandals involving cadmium-tainted rice and the identification ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496181/china-must-tackle-soil-pollution-priority-safeguard-food
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... farmland, forest, grassland, unused land and land for construction. The study found that 83 per cent of the contaminated soil samples contained toxic inorganic pollutants, including cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium and lead. The content of cadmium- which, if ingested, can reduce mineral density in bone- found in soil has risen sharply over the past decades. It rose more than 50 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490062/initial-results-8-year-soil-pollution-study-not-accurate-enough-experts
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... The contamination has been caused by the all-year-round accumulation of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, the government said. Of key concern among scientists is cadmium, a carcinogenic metal ... and prominent problems with deserted industrial and mining land.” More than 80 per cent of the pollution is the result of inorganic toxins, with the top three contaminants identified as cadmium, nickel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: no smoke without ire

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:45pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... you're doing is legal doesn't mean you don't have to use your brain. Maybe your brain is suffering from all the tar, cadmium, lead and formaldehyde you've been inhaling, so let me ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1463706/rant-no-smoke-without-ire

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