Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture said to plan lifting ban on GM corn

Traders and officials have been told by the Chinese government that the Ministry of Agriculture is

Mainland tobacco monopoly chief decries proposed smoking restrictions

Director of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration Ling Chengxing took aim at proposed curbs on

Farmers use dangerous hormone to speed bean sprouts' growth

Inspectors have discovered an illegal plant hormone in daily shipments of as many as 20 tons of bea

Suits mount against Syngenta after China rejects GM corn shipments

Chicago-based grain processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADMN.NYSE) has filed suit against Syngenta AG

Why health hazards continue to spring from China's poisoned soil

Metastasized growth

Australia and China sign major free trade agreement

Australia and China struck a deal Monday establishing a substantial free trade agreement that opens

Chinese feed company pays $18m settlement to SEC

The Chinese hog-production and animal-feed company AgFeed Industries agreed to pay USD$18 million t

South-North Water Transfer nearly done

The RMB38.1 billion (USD$62 billion) South-North Water Transfer Project is set to start pumping 9.5

Hukou reform: Beijing abolishes "agricultural" residence class, but rural-urban split remains

Long way from home

Chinese scientists increase crop yields with less fertilizer

Chinese researchers have claimed to have found a way to grow more food without an environmental tol

China prohibits some US pork imports using feed additives

China has barred pork imports from six US processing plants and six cold storage facilities effecti

Soil remediation efforts are failing the agricultural sector

Cleaning China

Ain't no need for speed this week

The world's fastest growing major economy hits the breaks

The crackdown is all it's cracked up to be

Because communists need to get their kicks too

China's Bright Food to buy Israel's biggest food company

China's Bright Food Group will buy a majority stake in Tnuva, Israel's largest food company,

Tepid manufacturing and property data for April

Poor manufacturing and property data has shown China's weak property market is taking a toll on fac

Employees of Japanese trading firm held in Shandong

Three Chinese nationals who work for a unit of the Japanese trading company Marubeni (8002.TYO) hav

16% of Chinese soil polluted: Ministry

Up to 16% of China’s soil is heavily contaminated,

Ukraine tensions flag risks for Beijing's grain importers

Feeding China

China and Brazil sign corn deal

China said on Tuesday that it signed a deal on March 31 to allow substantial imports of Brazilian c

China imposes restrictions on US pig imports

China has restricted imports of live pigs from the US amid worries over a fatal swine virus,

Chinese milk demand drives record US dairy profits

American milk producers are enjoying a windfall thanks in part to surging exports to China,

SEC sues Chinese hog firm

The Securities and Exchange Commission sued a Chinese animal feed and hog provider on Tuesday over

China ditches grain self-sufficiency policy

China's State Council has set grain output targets below domestic consumption rates, effectively ab

China pulls out of Thai rice deal

China has cancelled a deal to buy 1.2 million tonnes of Thai rice, about 14% of the country’s annua

Building a Chinese floor under the market

Market Roundup: January 24

Beijing pledges to reduce pollution and ensure food safety

Chinese authorities have pledged to improve the rural environment and ensure food safety and securi

Beijing has rice to go around, but that might not be enough

Feeding China

China’s Bright Food to acquire Australia’s Mundella

China's Bright Food Group said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Australian cheese and yoghurt produc

Cofco bids for stake in dutch grain trader

Cofco, China’s largest state-owned grain trader, has offered to buy a minority stake in Nidera, a D

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