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  1. Wen pledges to restore confidence in food safety within two years

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Stephen Chen Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to restore public confidence in food safety on the mainland within two years. The central government would spare no effort in solving the food safety problem, Mr Wen told Hong Kong-based Phoenix television in Almaty during his state visit to Kazakhstan. 'I don't believe that China can't solve the problem ...

  2. Planners raise alert over food and water

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economy,' the document says. 'It is not only about flood control, water supply and food security; it is linked to the safety of the economy, ecology and national security.' ... 'I disagree with those who think China has no worries about food security. Our agriculture is vulnerable to drought and floods. 'We have seen more and more natural disasters in recent ...

  3. Organic food is the new gift of choice

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about the mainland's lamentable food safety record, rank third among the main buyers of organic food. 'Undeniably, organic foods are rich people's foods,' Du said. 'Unlike in mature markets in Europe and the United States, organic foods in China are absurdly expensive compared to ordinary food. Like luxury goods, they have a huge profit margin.' Shi ...

  4. Greener local pastures

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... itself as an Asian hub for food safety, quality and innovation. As a result of several high-profile food-related crises, including the bird and swine flu outbreaks and a series of food contamination scandals on the mainland, government and consumer scrutiny on food safety has markedly increased. In addition, as a world-renowned food and wine capital, demand for high-quality food ...

  5. Global food policies a recipe for disaster

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... India's food inflation is 20 per cent. So many places, from Algeria (food riots) to China (importing large quantities of wheat and corn), Russia (banning wheat exports because of drought and importing grain to keep its cattle fed through the winter), Australia, Brazil and Canada (crops damaged by floods), are facing food shortages or price rises. International organisations report ...

  6. G8 food fund the right step, if promises are kept

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on food aid. Done the right way, the three-year programme has the potential to help people in the poorest nations achieve greater self-reliance and wean them off food aid. In a sense, the problem of hunger was solved decades ago through the so-called green revolution. Humankind has the technical know-how to produce enough food for everyone. The disgraceful fact that about one in six people ...

  7. letters

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Copyright laws benefit everybody Hong Kong is an international city. You can find culture and food from all over the world here. You can also find music and films from around the world. ... Tong Secondary School More must be done for building safety Hong Kong is well known for being a safe place to live. But the recent building collapse in To Kwa Wan left four people dead. Clearly ...

  8. Millions of hectares of farmland and 12m tonnes of grain contaminated

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a magazine controlled by the People's Daily, came as another bombshell in a week that has refocused attention on the country's poor food safety record. Up to 10 per cent of rice grown ... pollution scandals emerged in 2009. Land pollution not only poses a threat to the country's food safety, but has also become a fresh source of dissatisfaction, demonstration and unrest, ...

  9. Donald Tsang should be praised for making excellent speech

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... approach on food safety, air pollution, energy efficiency and water security. This was refreshing because Mr Tsang has never strung these issues together before and emphasised their importance in terms of government policy priority. So, bravo. These are indeed issues already affecting Hong Kong and south China as a whole. Food safety ultimately depends on a clean environment. Clean air ...

  10. Time for common sense- not alarm and panic

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fruit, vegetables and dairy products from five prefectures, more such assurances are needed. The radiation level in one sample of spinach tested by the Centre for Food Safety was found to be 10 ... Japanese. Hong Kong has a sturdy monitoring mechanism and Japan has some of the world's strictest food safety standards. Nuclear physics is not easily comprehended by ordinary people ...




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