Fields of the vivid yellow rapeseed crop in bloom are seen as a potential tourist draw. Photo: Xinhua

China cooks up a plan for canola oil used in famed Sichuan food

  • Province will spend up to US$89 million over three years to grow, process and promote local brew called ‘Tianfu Rapoil’
  • Government-sponsored plan aims to help lift farmers out of poverty and boost incomes through tourism
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Fields of the vivid yellow rapeseed crop in bloom are seen as a potential tourist draw. Photo: Xinhua
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Canada’s canola farmers are keen to resolve a dispute with China over contaminated shipments. Photo: Reuters

Can we talk? Canadian farmers appeal to China for dialogue to end canola dispute

  • ‘If there is a pest problem, let us resolve it,’ Calgary-based farmer and industry group representative Kevin Serfas says
  • Beijing yet to respond to request from Ottawa to send a delegation to discuss concerns face to face
Topic |   Canada

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Canada’s canola farmers are keen to resolve a dispute with China over contaminated shipments. Photo: Reuters
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