Keyword: Food Safety

Articles and news items about food safety

Five public interest litigation precedents published by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate

Five public interest litigation precedents published by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate

Public interest litigation initiated by procuratorates has become a new frontier for procuratorates to exercise their judicial supervision authority, and this issue has received heightened attention from all sections of society. After one and a half years’ piloting, on January 4 the Supreme Procuratorate published five public interest litigation guiding precedents. Exploring the establishment of a public interest litigation system by the procuratorates was proposed during the fourth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee. On July 1 2015, a resolution was passed by the 15th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress that authorized the Supreme Procuratorate to spearhead a two-year program piloting public interest litigation in the …read more

When we Talk about CSR in China, What are we Talking About?

When we Talk about CSR in China, What are we Talking About?

Zheng Di of the Ruisende (瑞森德) CSR Center reflects on the meaning of “CSR with Chinese characteristics”

NGO: Pesticide residue in Beijing and Guangzhou vegetables surpasses Shanghai’s

This article concerns a new Greenpeace report on pesticide residue in vegetables based on research in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The report states that of the sample of vegetables sold in Beijing, 40% contained more than 5 kinds of pesticides.

PGS in China - A Development Tool for Local Organic Agriculture?

PGS in China – A Development Tool for Local Organic Agriculture?

Cornelia Kirchner discusses the use of Participatory Guarantee Systems as a way to promote organic agriculture in China in light of her experience working with the Beijing Farmers Market.

Beijing Organic Farmers Market

Beijing Organic Farmers Market

This article describes the origin and development of the Beijing Organic Farmers Market, a pioneering non-profit project aiming at providing organic farmers with direct access to Beijing’s urban market.

The Law on Food Safety will soon be Revised for the First Time

The law on food safety published in 2009 will soon be revised for the first time

Media talks about food safety crackdown must not set a precedent of appeasement

This article recently published by the People’s Daily emphasized how food safety regulators must be held accountable for their actions, especially when the falsify reports or omit information.