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Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It’s Pricey

Chickens That Lay Organic Eggs Eat Imported Food, And It’s Pricey

| March 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

America’s farmers aren’t growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages.

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Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, China imposed a ban on shellfish imports from most of the U.S. West Coast after finding two bad clams. The move is hitting Washington state particularly hard. State agencies estimate businesses there are losing as much as $600,000 a week.

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Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tufts University says that one of its researchers violated ethics rules while carrying out a study of genetically modified “golden rice” in China. The study showed that the rice can fight malnutrition, but researchers didn’t provide enough information to the parents of the children who ate it, Tufts says.

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Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.

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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It’ll Soon Be Hard To Know

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It’ll Soon Be Hard To Know

| September 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

The USDA has quietly ended a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The products won’t require a country-of-origin label — which means there’s no way to know whether those chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle came from a country with a spotty food safety reputation.

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Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

| August 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

The super cheap, super palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

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From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

From Ramen To Rotini: Following The Noodles Of The Silk Road

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Is it possible that pasta originated in China and traveled west to Italy? Author Jen Lin-Liu travels the historic Silk Road from Beijing to Rome, tracing the evolution of pasta and sampling the offerings along the way.

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Smithfield Says Pork Won’t Change, But Some Aren’t Buying It

Smithfield Says Pork Won’t Change, But Some Aren’t Buying It

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Worried about the impact on U.S. consumers, farmers and even taxpayers, some senators expressed qualms about the intentions of Shuanghui International Holdings, a Chinese firm that is buying Smithfield Foods.

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Shanghai’s Dead Pigs: Search For Answers Turns Up Denials

Shanghai’s Dead Pigs: Search For Answers Turns Up Denials

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The discovery of thousands of dead pigs floating in the waters around Shanghai has turned up disturbing reports: of pig dumping and the sale of meat from diseased animals among pig farmers. In the village where some of the pigs came from, we found serial denials.

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China’s Horses May End Up In Russia’s Kabobs

China’s Horses May End Up In Russia’s Kabobs

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The horse meat scandal might be playing out in Europe, but China is the biggest producer in the global market for horseflesh, a new infographic reveals.

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Eating in China: A Whirlwind Trip

Eating in China: A Whirlwind Trip

| June 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

After returning from a whirlwind trip to China, Megan Gordon details her top food destinations in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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Melamine-Tainted Cookie Recall

Melamine-Tainted Cookie Recall

| October 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Melamine-Tainted Cookies
Food safety experts say one of the most serious issues concerning the appearance of melamine-tainted foods from China lies in finding what’s contaminated — and getting it off the market. We bought samples of popular Chinese-made cookies and had them tested for melamine. The results? Positive.

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The Last Chinese Chef

| June 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Nicole Mones reads an excerpt from The Last Chinese Chef on KQED’s Writer’s Block. The Last Chinese Chef chronicles food writer, Maggie McElroy’s journey to China one year after the untimely death of her husband. A paternity claim has been filed against her husband’s estate and the question surfaces whether her husband fathered a child […]

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