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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China must invest abroad for food security, forum told

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... for food security, forum told China must invest overseas to ensure its food security, said speakers at the recent Asian Financial Forum. "China and India have to open to global markets like Australia, Africa and Latin America, and invest in these countries' agricultural production for food security," said Fan Shenggen, the director general of the International Food Policy ...

  2. News - China

    Rat meat sold as lamb in Shanghai, police say

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 08:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... as exemplary of a crackdown on food product fraud- meat of diseased animals, steroid-manipulated meat and sewer oil- that started two weeks before Chinese New Year, on January 25. Over the last three ... the ministry said.  The campaign comes amid a growing shortage in agricultural products and a general sense of anxiety over food security. The task of providing an adequate supply of safe food would ...

  3. Science and technology seen as crucial to ensuring food security

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com China will keep increasing its investment in agricultural science and technology to ensure food security amid growing pressure on the environment and resources. Beijing should also ensure that growth in government spending on agricultural science and technology 'markedly' exceeds revenue, according to the central authorities' first ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    China corn imports spike in July as mainland boosts stockpiles

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 05:05pm

    ... China’s corn imports rose in July for the third month to hit a six-month high, as the state stockpiler and commercial traders in the world’s second-largest consumer took advantage of cheap prices in the second quarter to bolster their stocks. However, the ...

  5. Bright Food near Manassen buyout

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com State-owned Bright Food Group, Shanghai's largest food conglomerate, is edging closer to completing its largest overseas acquisition as talks to buy a controlling stake in Manassen Foods Australia enter the final stage. The maker of White Rabbit-brand candy plans to take over Manassen, which sells Albatros biscuits, by purchasing ...

  6. Business - China Business - FOOD SAFETY

    Bright Dairy in the firing line again, this time for cheese

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Dairy firm in firing line again: now it's cheese For the fifth time in three months, the Bright Dairy and Food Co has been hit with a food-quality scandal, with the latest incident involving cheese with an additive that is banned for babies. The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision said the diary giant ...

  7. US experts helping mainland make food safer, official reveals

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A team of American experts is in Beijing to help mainland authorities improve food-safety regulations in the wake of the tainted-milk crisis, the US secretary of agriculture said yesterday. 'We have at the US embassy in Beijing a working group on food safety,' Ed Schafer said in Shanghai. 'They are not working with the main Chinese national ...

  8. Soaring cost of food and fuel hits Beijing's lowliest workers

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... arrived in Beijing to make their living last year. 'We have to spend at least 900 yuan a month on food and rent. That only covers the minimum expenses,' she said, laughing off ... no way this year,' she said. 'The 900 yuan we spend only covers basic food, like vegetables and rice, and rent.' What bothers them and their neighbours most is the soaring price ...

  9. An overriding need to guarantee food safety

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are few greater challenges confronting China than the need to secure food safety. Many may welcome the death sentence passed yesterday on Zheng Xiaoyu, the former director of China's State Food and Drug Administration, but tough enforcement, even against senior officials, is only one solution. Few will be shedding tears over Zheng's downfall. He was fired in 2005 ...

  10. China's appetite is food for thought

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... attention on the effect that increasing Chinese demand is likely to have on global food prices. China's growing appetite is also having an impact closer to home. Hong Kong's overall ... 4.3 per cent rise in the price of Hong Kong's food, much of which is imported from the mainland. Rice was up nearly 13 per cent, fresh vegetables 12 per cent and fruit 11 per cent. ...




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