Posts Tagged ‘organic’

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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LOHAO City Organic

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:09 1 Comment

During a recent trip to Beijing, I came across the impressive Lohao City Organic Store north of the Guomao complex. It was filled with bags and bags of grains, seeds, and other products, and what I particularly liked about their packaging was that it was transparent. English and Chinese labels, with province of origin.  There […]

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China’s Pesticides

Thursday, May 7, 2009 10:35 2 Comments

Following Greenpeace’s report on the usage of pesticides in China, I was alerted to a video Greenpeace posted on the same topic where members of the Greenpeace team go out to the farm to capture some footage of what goes on inside the green houses. Needless to say, I am glad to be meeting with […]

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Farm Visit: Kiwing Foods

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 22:48 Comments Off

On the same day that a tour of Shanghai Organics, we also took a trip to Kiwing Fine Foods, a family owned farm. Greated by Denise, General Manager, we learned that the farm is relatively knew (less than a year old) and that they are in the process of applying for their organic status. A […]

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Organic Certifcations: Green N Safe

Sunday, February 8, 2009 2:23 Comments Off

Perhaps one of the biggest problems in China’s Organic industry is that there are a number of labels, several certifications, and consumer trust in any of these is poor. So, when visiting the Organic Hotpot on Shanxi road, I was intrigued by the restaurant’s Green N Safe certification. A coalition of three groups, 2 based […]

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Farm Visit: Shanghai Organic

Saturday, February 7, 2009 22:44 2 Comments

Company Est 2001 by Japanese entrepreneur for local japanese community – early financial success wasn’t good. Super markets were fragmented – sold farm and returned to his business – new firm bought in and grew through grocery expansion period – own 2 farms in shanghai – have 4 partner farms in north/ south china ( […]

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Shanghai Organic Biofarm

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 10:58 3 Comments

I recently found Bio Farm products in a Huai Hai super market, and was happy to see this was the new brand of one of Shanghai first organic farms that was previously named the O Farm. With their greenhouses located in the south of Shanghai’s Pudong district, this facility was opened in 2004 and has […]

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Tongchu Organics

Friday, December 12, 2008 0:38 Comments Off

With the memories of tainted milk, eggs, and chicken still fresh in the minds of citizens in China, citizens in their role as consumers are beginning to catalyze the organics market. One of the newest entrants I have been introduced to is Tongchu Organics. According to the site, their farm in Fengxian (south Shanghai): is […]

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Organic Farms in Shanghai: Kiwing Fine Foods

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 11:56 Comments Off

Shangahiist has a short interview of Denise Cheng, founder of Kiwing Foods, that I found interesting. How does a group of people that has no experience in the business of farming go about doing it? We brought in experts that had done work at the School of Agriculture here. We also are surrounded by farmland […]

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