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  1. News - World - AGRICULTURE

    Governments agree to limit levels of cancer-causing arsenic in rice

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AFP

    ... cancer and skin lesions, Tritscher said. It is also linked to heart disease, diabetes and damage to the nervous system and brain. Arsenic rarely grabs headlines in the same way as other food ...

  2. Business - China Business - AGRICULTURE

    China's demand for meat to change the face of global trade in feed grains

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:10am by Toh Han Shih

    ... costs, disease, environmental regulations and resource constraints. China's meat imports could rise even further if production cannot sustain its current pace of growth, shifting from feed ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - AGRICULTURE

    Panama TR4 fungus threatens to wipe out 90pc of world's bananas

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:05am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Scientists say that up to 90 per cent of the Cavendish variety of banana, which makes up the vast majority of global market, may be wiped out Disease ... to replace Cavendish bananas in the near future. Moreover a global, co-ordinated front against the disease is yet to take shape, which the FAO noted in its warning. Some scientists believe genetic ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - AGRICULTURE

    A quarter of Europe's bumblebees at risk of extinction, study finds

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by Reuters

    ... of Nature (IUCN). The group is preparing a global study of the bees, whose honeybee cousins are in steep decline because of disease. "Of the five most important insect pollinators of European ...

  5. News - World - AGRICULTURE

    Florida's citrus growers battle to save fruit from killer bacteria

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:42pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Disease that originated in China ravages orange trees, causing value of orchard land to tumble Florida's citrus growers battle killer bacteria The sprawling ... where about half the trees in every citrus orchard are stricken with an incurable bacterial infection from China that goes by many names: huanglongbing, "yellow dragon disease ...

  6. Business - China Business - AGRICULTURE

    Overseas meat suppliers struggle to keep up with rising Chinese demand

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... The closure of family-run smaller farms is in line with government efforts to reduce disease outbreaks and associated health scares. Larger agricultural firms like listed Muyuan Foodstuff and Jiangxi ...

  7. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Hybrid-rice pioneer Yuan Longping backs genetically modified foods

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:12am by MANDY ZUO

    ... doubts about GM food, and 25 per cent believed it was unsafe. Dr Tao Nali, of the Shanghai Municipal Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said the percentage of doubtful consumers should ... technology see it as the best, and possibly only, way to feed a growing global population while beating insects and plant diseases without excessive use of harmful chemicals. Its opponents argue, ...

  8. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Chinese scientists chafe at GM snub by Gansu city

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:13pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Beijing approved GM corn products developed by mainland scientists, the traditional seed industry might suffer heavily as GM producers claim their products have higher resistance to diseases ...

  9. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Mapping of genetic codes likely to lead to better varieties of wheat

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Mandy Zuo and Stephen Chen Mapping of genetic codes of the food crop by Chinese and US scientists will lead to varieties that are more resilient to disease and harsh weather Promise ... that are more resilient to disease and harsh weather conditions are expected to be developed. The recent mapping efforts were a big step in that direction, according to Dr Zhang Aimin, a principal ...

  10. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Party cadre Zhu Zhangjin pins hopes of food security on overseas farms

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... problems, Zhu said. For instance, livestock, living in often unhygienic conditions, become more susceptible to disease. The disposal of their waste- and carcasses when they die- is a problem ...




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