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Cheap vegetables at last

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Food checks

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THE Shanghai Agricultural Commission is to carry out a six-month campaign to guarantee the safety of local agricultural food, officials said yesterday. Inspectors will conduct checks focusing on pesticide residue on...

Rural idyll ... under Lupu Bridge

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GREEN-FINGERED residents are being invited to grow vegetables free of charge in a "farm" in the downtown area under Lupu Bridge. This initiative by the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission aims to highlight...

Government takes steps to ease cabbage crisis

Metro | Agriculture and forestry

LOCAL government is buying cabbage from local growers to ease their losses from falling prices due to oversupply, a problem also occurring elsewhere in the nation. The city's agricultural authority said yesterday...

Help for growers after farm prices plummet

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VEGETABLE farmers are to get more help from the Shanghai government to help them cope with falling prices. TV reports showing growers in Jinshan District destroying unharvested cabbages by driving over them in...

Radiation plan for vegetables

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THE Shanghai Agricultural Commission said yesterday that it has drafted an emergency response plan in case of radiation on local vegetables. If the situation turns serious, the commission will quickly launch emergency...

Village contest

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LOCALS are invited to help select the city's top 10 villages in terms of environmental and public amenities. The Shanghai Agricultural Commission hopes the results will provide guidance on where to travel. The...

Choose Shanghai's best villages

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LOCALS are invited to help select the city's top 10 villages in terms of environmental and public amenities. The Shanghai Agricultural Commission has organized the competition, hoping that the results will provide...

City offers incentives to local veggie growers

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AT least 33,000 hectares of land has been earmarked for growing vegetables this year to ensure a stable supply of vegetables in the city, said officials from the Shanghai Agricultural Commission today. Currently,...

Cash payout for farmers

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FARMERS growing greens yesterday started receiving their share of 2 million yuan (US$303,000) to compensate for low prices, under an insurance program initiated by the Shanghai government. This first round of...

City test center for farm produce

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AGRICULTURAL products will be checked for antibiotics and pesticide residues at a new city testing center this year, officials said yesterday. Information gathered on residues on poultry, livestock, vegetable,...

Botanical garden in Songjiang

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CHENSHAN Botanical Garden, which features Asia's biggest greenhouse, officially opens today in Songjiang District. The botanical garden has already been open on a trial basis and has received good reviews from...

Crabs released

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SOME 5,000 tagged hairy crabs have been released at the mouth of the Yangtze River in Chongming Island. The crabs are expected to provide data on crab fry, experts said. The China Academy of Fishery Sciences will analyze...

Farm produce goes on show

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THE Xijiao International Agricultural Products Exhibition and Sale Center, the country's largest trade platform for agricultural products, opened yesterday. The center, in Huaxin Town, Qingpu District, will be...

Pudong agricultural fair to open

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RESIDENTS are invited to participate in the Pudong New Area Agricultural Fair, which will be launched by the Pudong government tomorrow. About 100 exhibitors will display more than 500 distinct agricultural products,...

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