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  1. News - China

    China's crop harvests brace for winter snap

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... of livestock have died, according to the report. "Last year China, by and large, had a pretty good wheat harvest as we estimated output of 117 million tonnes," Ma said, adding that government ...

  2. Cruelty to animals blights many countries, not just China

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that all living creatures should be protected and not harmed. This doctrine has taken root in many Buddhist disciples, who release creatures such as livestock, fish and tortoises from captivity. ...

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

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to develop more livestock breeds and seeds and to improve the technical education of farmers in order to increase productivity. 'China has entered a period when it has to rely more ...

  4. EU probes China tax dodge on toxic export

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... it may be carcinogenic, and that it is a factor in some cases of livestock poisoning. On Tuesday, the EU launched an investigation into possible transshipments of Chinese coumarin via Indonesia ...

  5. Casualty of lies

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a 750-kilometre network of roads were damaged; 50 bridges damaged; and 5,000 hectares of crops, 170,000 livestock, 2,000 hectares of economic forest and 2,000 hectares of agricultural facilities were ...

  6. Mainland must get more serious on desert menace

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nowhere is the strain being put on China's environment more apparent than in the northwest, where misused land has become desolate and prey to encroaching deserts. Too many livestock, poor agricultural practices, the cutting down of forests and rapidly growing urban sprawl are contributing to a looming catastrophe with grave implications for social stability. Tens ...

  7. Voices of a new China

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... piece of paper. 'It is a powerful image reinforcing what he said: 'Without my horse I am nothing',' Fisk explains. A ban on keeping livestock, he adds, turned the sheep ...

  8. Food scares play havoc on business costs

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

    ... is a direct production cost.' Much of China's food is grown by small family farms with only a few heads of livestock and a small plot of land. Such fragmentation makes it more difficult ...

  9. Golden harvest beckons bank to farms

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or international players. Small soyabean crushers and ramshackle farms with a handful of livestock far outnumber the companies with a national, or even regional, presence. Few of the bigger companies, ...

  10. Grains of truth

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... altogether.' Dr Wang's views were backed by Dr Brown, the president and founder of the Washington-based Earth Policy Institute. He blamed the vast numbers of livestock necessary to feed ...



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