Every week we’ll round up our favorite reads around the web on China’s food-related topics and more.
CHINA FOOD NEWS
Fake rice made from paper discovered in Guangdong. (Shanghaiist)
Stats & more stats: Since 1980, China has tripled its major crop rotation while farmland only grew 10 percent. How? The quadrupling of chemical fertilizer and pesticide use after 1991. (China Daily)
China faces a “formidable task” to clean up its water pollution, says the vice premier. One-third of major Chinese river basins and 60 percent of its underground water are contaminated. (Reuters)
China has become the largest investor in Australia’s agricultural sector. (Wall Street Journal)
Ministry of Agriculture says all certified genetically modified foods sold on the Chinese market are safe. (Ecns.cn)
On the use of academics in the GMO vs organics debate: “There is a friggin’ war going on around this stuff. And everyone is looking to gain as much leverage as they can.” (New York Times)