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Food safety inspection in the first quarter of the year showed that 44.4 percent of rice and rice products in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, contained excessive cadmium, a carcinogenic industrial chemical. Eight samples from the 18 batches of rice and rice products tested positive for cadmium contamination.
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  • By Fan Shenggen(China Daily)2017-09-19 08:40

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  • (China Daily)2017-08-23 08:04

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  • By China Daily(China Daily)2017-08-18 09:28

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  • By Harvey Morris(China Daily)2017-07-30 09:14

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  • By May Zhou And Zhang Yuan In Little Rock, Arkansas(China Daily)2017-07-26 08:24

    China's recent announcement that it would open its market to US rice exports made the governor of Arkansas happy."It's such an incredible benefit to our state. It will help Arkansas and our agriculture industry become more well known in China," Governor Asa Hutchinson said in his office on Friday.Ac...

  • By Zhong Nan And Ren Xiaojin(China Daily)2017-07-22 09:37

    A farmer stands near his combine during harvest near Sequim, Washington. [Photo/Agencies]China started to allow rice imports from the United States for the first time as part of the latest effort to enhance bilateral trade in agricultural products, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.Owing to ...

  • (Xinhua)2017-07-08 13:23

    PHNOM PENH - Cambodia exported 94,720 tons of milled rice to China in the first six months of 2017, up 101 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a government report on Friday. China is the top buyer of Cambodian rice, followed by France, Poland, Britain and the Netherlands, sai...

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