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What We’re Reading: China’s Agriculture Reforms, GMO Soybeans, & Overfishing

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Every other week we round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

Faced with a growing food security crisis, China is reforming its agriculture industry in what could be the biggest change since the Great Leap Forward. (TIME)

China backs GMO soybeans in push for high-tech agriculture. (Reuters)

Here’s a fascinating look at how some Chinese farmers are turning to Russia for opportunity. (The New York Times)

China consumes more than a third of the world’s seafood supply. The government pledges to reduce its fishing fleets as overfishing in Chinese rivers and seas has seriously depleted stocks. (South China Morning Post)

Greenpeace identifies five problems with China’s distant water fishing industry. (Greenpeace)

China to spend $65 billion to improve water supplies and prevent pollution in China’s major rivers. (Reuters)

China’s embrace of Western foods, like red meat and soda, has exacerbated the rising epidemic of cardiovascular disease, says a new study. (The New York Times)

& RELATED

Your future hamburger could come with a surprising ingredient: nutrient-packed seaweed. (NPR)

Soil matters: The unique mix of microbes in soil has a profound effect on which plants thrive and which ones die. (Smithsonian)

Missed the last roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

Introducing Hunter Gatherer Catering

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Bringing Real Food to the table is now easier than ever before. We’re excited to announce the launch of Hunter Gatherer Catering, a new all-inclusive service akin to setting up a mini Hunter Gatherer at your next event, whether it’s an intimate gathering or corporate meeting. We’ve made the process as easy as possible: you pick your favorite dishes and we take care of the rest, from the delicious food to service and set up.

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Hunter Gatherer Catering is a full-service program that includes food, drinks, transportation, set up, materials, and service by a Team Member who will stay on-site.

We offer two customizable catering packages, both of which let you choose your favorite dishes from our current Hunter Gatherer Bowl Menu, and include at least one Gather & Go option, garnishes, sauces, and drinks.

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Interested in bringing Hunter Gatherer to your next event? Call us at 611 58 286 ext 811. Orders must be placed at least 72 hours in advance.

What We’re Reading: China’s Food Safety Law, Food Safety Solutions, & Peak Beer

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Every other week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

Expectations vs. Reality: a closer look at China’s new food safety law (Food Industry Asia)

CCTV encourages Chinese parents to buy domestic baby formula rather than foreign brands as half of China’s dairy farms suffer from losses. (South China Morning Post)

A look into how Chinese farmers have benefited from the World Bank Integrated Modern Agriculture Development Project (World Bank)

China has passed peak beer, as shoppers increasingly prefer foreign-branded beer over domestic brands. (Financial Times)

Wealthy Chinese are avoiding food scares with their own organic farms. (The Global Mail)

Does Islam have the answers to China’s food safety problems? (South China Morning Post)

More coverage on the possible decline of McDonald’s and KFC in China. (Bloomberg)

& RELATED

When Food Firms Cut The Salt, What Do They Put In Instead? (NPR)

Missed the last roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

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