/ May 14, 2014

Government panel proposes giving local farm co-ops freer hand

A government panel proposed Wednesday that local agricultural cooperatives be allowed to run their businesses with a freer hand, rather than keeping the Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives as their umbrella organization, in an effort to provide a boost to the sector. The Council for ...

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

Apr 18, 2014

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a multi-year study that shows nearly one-fifth of its farmland is contaminated with toxic metals — a stunning indictment of the unfettered industrialization that took place under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule. The ...