Monday, March 11, 2013
Fears raised over Chinese 'Organic' Produce
New concerns have been raised over the authenticity of Organic crops in China. Reports are indicating that organic farms in Xiaotangshan have been using pesticides to control crop growth.
Large investments have been made in organic agriculture in the hope that the demand will soon take off. China has had a great deal of issues with regard to homegrown produce and Organic farming was being heralded as the new quick fix for China's pollution issues. However, farmers concern over the slowing yielding profits of organic farms has reportedly meant that corners have been cut on some farms.
This is not the first time that Chinese food has been steeped in controvesy. This weekend over 2,500 pigs were discovered in the Huangpu River. These incidents continue to highlight the issues China needs to address with regards to water pollution and agricultural waste.