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  1. 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 ... to a member of a team of Chinese and US scientists that has mapped out the genetic code of wheat. Once scientists finish precisely mapping all the wheat genomes, higher-yielding varieties ...

  2. News - World - FOOD

    Millions join global rallies against Monsanto's GMO seeds

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Protest movement fighting proliferation of genetically modified food, which activists say harms the environment, began just a few months ago Millions join global rallies against Monsanto's seeds Millions of activists around the world have rallied against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces. The event- a social ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - AGRICULTURE

    Plant scientists question Monsanto's findings about escaped wheat variety

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... response to the announcement that a genetically modified wheat not approved for use was found growing in an American farmer's field, Monsanto said that it tested 31,200 seed samples in the US states of Oregon, where the wheat was found, and Washington and found no contamination. That's not enough to convince some researchers that this genetic modification, not cleared ...

  4. Beware the source of seeds, farmers advise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to control the proliferation of genetically modified papaya trees and minimise the risk of contamination. 'Many people love papaya and sometimes they like to plant their own with the seeds left ... to the flower of a female non-GM plant by insects or the wind. Scientists said this cross-pollination would not alter the plant itself or create genetically modified fruit, but the seeds could ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - AGRICULTURE

    Twice-cooked pork on endangered list as China's prized pig breeds diminish

    Posted May 28th 2013, 05:33pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the genetic diversity of local breeds, he said. Cheaper prices for native pigs as well as their slower growth cycles, have also forced farmers to raise more Western pigs for greater returns. Chen said ...

  6. China's foreign farms are good for world, official says

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent of the world's,' he said. However, despite the government's ongoing commitment to research into genetically modified crops, Chen said China will not produce genetically ...

  7. Factory fodder

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... and raised. Pig breeding has become a highly controlled process for large agri-businesses around the world. Every stage of the hog's life, from artificial insemination to breeding certain genetic ... social consequences, there are questions about the wisdom of factory farming. Breeding to produce genetic uniformity not only reduces biodiversity but also creates a greater risk of disease ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - EVENTS FARMERS' MARKET

    Farmers' market in Quarry Bay

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Vickie Chan

    ... adds, especially among expats. Peggy Chan- owner of Grassroots Pantry, an organic restaurant that has a stall at the market- says: "Genetically modified food has proven itself a faulty ...

  9. The food earmarked for special attention

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... additives. Such food is also not genetically modified and must be grown in a sustainable manner. This standard is controlled by the General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection ...

  10. Food stability key to inflation control

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... proactive measures to boost the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops to ensure there was stable food production. 'China is a big producer and consumer of agricultural products. ...




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