Posts Tagged ‘health’

Three Areas Where Social Entrepreneurs Should Focus in China

Monday, October 10, 2011 16:03 Comments Off

Following up from my post last week where I said “there is going to be a HUGE market for providing that capacity “, I was asked for a few examples of where I saw opportunities for products / services. 1) Urbanization and migrants With over 200+ cities with more than a million people, and a […]

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Study of Environmental Health in China.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 23:58 Comments Off

In this month’s Lancelot, a group of 6 authors have published the 10 page article Environmental health in China: progress towards clean air and safe water, and I would highly recommend readers take the time to download the paper (right click here) and read it. Here is their summary: Environmental risk factors, especially air and […]

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Future of Food in Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 16:58 Comments Off

Seems food is a hot topic these days in greater China, and in reviewing some other materials I came across this presentation by Dr. Guillermo Moreno at Sparks! 2009 Hong Kong event. Unlike many of the other recent posts we have put up, this one is focused on non-terrestrial food sources – the aquatics.. and […]

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Organics in China

Sunday, February 28, 2010 15:35 Comments Off

One of the more recent Asia Society videos caught my eye, Organics in Asia, as it contained within it several bits on China. The first of which was from Stoneyfield CEO (chapter 2) , who says he spent time in China from ’79 – ’86 (a true old China hand) who focused on the pure […]

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Visiting Shanghai’s Tongchu Organic Farm

Saturday, February 27, 2010 7:49 Comments Off

Located in Songjiang, Tongchu ‘s farm is about an hour’s drive from downtown Puxi and quite easy to get to. Driving southwest and once you leave the downtown freeways and roads the agricultural fields are suddenly noticeable and a contrast to the other farm areas we’ve visited so far. There are a handful of light […]

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Cigar Smoking in Shanghai’s Restaurants

Monday, February 22, 2010 23:16 Comments Off

A bit of a rant here, but why is it that within many of Shanghai’s restaurants it is still considered acceptable to smoke a cigar?  Over the weekend, while enjoying my lunch with a friend in a cafe where the entire menu is “healthy” a patron came in a lite up a cigar, which naturally […]

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A Trip to the Farm. Tony’s Farm

Monday, February 8, 2010 3:37 Comments Off

Tony’s Farm is located in Nanhui district and by car is just over an hour from downtown Puxi . It’s a large scale commercial operation with 280 acres of organic vegetables surrounded by other farm and agricultural land. Unlike some of the other organic farms this is a huge project and they are currently building […]

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A Visit to Shanghai’s First Organic Farm. Biofarm

Thursday, February 4, 2010 3:34 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is Kimberly and I have recently been asked to contribute to this website in the area of health, food, nutrition & well-being. I’ve been in China for almost 8 and a half years and have always been conscious of our surroundings in terms or air, water, food but have never really […]

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China’s Environmental Costs: Cancer

Monday, February 9, 2009 1:59 Comments Off

While attending the JUCCCE conference last year, I began to understand that when looking at clean technologies, or otherwise making the case for “sustainability”, it was important to understand the health costs to remaining brown. That in the end, policy makers and agency officials would eventually connect the dots and begin making investments into sustainability […]

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China Study Links Birth Defects to Pollution

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:42 Comments Off

For years, the warnings of a deteriorating environment on the health of the Chinese population have been there, and over the last 2 years it is clear that these warnings have grown in number and in urgency. However, to date, there has been no official release that has directly linked the two. Until now: A […]

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