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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 Cang Wei In Nanjing(China Daily)2017-05-30 07:50

    The Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated annually on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who drowned himself in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth month, when ancient Chu State was occupied by enemies in 278 BC. F...

  • By Cang Wei And Zhou Lihua(China Daily)2017-05-30 07:49

    The home of dragon boat racing marks the festival in a unique fashion, as Cang Wei reports from Nanjing, with Zhou Lihua in Wuhan The people of Miluo, Hunan province, known as the home of dragon boat racing and the Dragon Boat Festival, celebrate the event in a unique way. Liu Shilin, former curator...

  • (China Daily)2017-05-19 07:23

    WUHAN - China's food and drug authority has approved a clinical trial of human blood protein cultivated in transgenic rice seeds, which could lead to large-scale production of much-needed blood plasma. Plasma is widely used in surgeries as a temporary blood replacement. It contains human serum album...

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    BEIJING - China will build a cold chain logistics system to improve food safety and boost consumer spending, according to an official document released on Friday. The general office of the State Council, China's cabinet, published a guideline on the development of cold chain logistics framework, und...

  • (Xinhua)2017-04-21 11:04

    XI'AN - Three months away from graduation, Nontipa Kla-ngam sees a golden opportunity as she wraps up her master's thesis on the free trade agreement (FTA) between Thailand and China. "We are very proud of our rice and I wish more Chinese could try it," Nontipa said. Agricultural products have been ...

  • (China Daily)2017-04-20 07:22

    Food safety administration staffs inspect a restaurant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on Nov 10, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]THE CHINA FOOD AND DRUG Administration said recently that 45 percent of online rumors are related to food safety. Beijing Youth Daily comments:That food safety directly concerns people...

  • (Xinhua)2017-04-18 16:43

    PHNOM PENH - Cambodia exported 67,482 tons of milled rice to China in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 82 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a government report on Tuesday. China is the top buyer of Cambodian rice, followed by France, Poland, Britain and the Netherl...

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