Sunday, June 17, 2007

China's Green Food

"Various pollution-free organic produce now makes up 20 percent of edible agricultural products on China's markets, according to sources at the ongoing National Working Conference on Pollution-free and Green Food.

Statistics from the meeting showed there are a total of 23,636 certified pollution-free agricultural products, 4,615 manufacturers producing 12,868 kinds of certified green food, and 520 manufacturers producing 2,278 kinds of certified organic food in China.

Ma Aiguo, director of the Center for Agri-food Quality and Safety, said at the meeting that China will certify another 20,000 kinds of pollution-free farm produce, green food and organic food during the 11th five-year-plan period (2006 to 2010) and increase their share in all of the agricultural products on the market to 35 percent."

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