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Health and Environment

Healing with hemp

Some plants and minerals are considered toxic in traditional Chinese medicine, but combined with other herbs they can be beneficial. Marijuana is one of them, according to Zhang Qian.While marijuana has ...

February 8, 2014, Saturday

Dangerous ingredients can be beneficial

Quite a few TCM herbs and ingredients are considered toxic, some of them outright poisonous — from scorpion venom and monkshood root to arsenic — but when used properly they can be beneficial, according ...

February 8, 2014, Saturday

New Tianjin eco-city boasts 5,000 residents

Tianjin Eco-City, the best-known eco-city project in China, has 6,000 residents as well as 5,000 workers five years after its first stage opened, according to the developer.The environment-friendly city ...

January 11, 2014, Saturday

GM food: Blight or bonanza?

The GM debate has recently heated up in China though GM crops are grown safely on 170 million hectares worldwide. China itself is a big importer of GM corn and soybeans. Tan Weiyun talks to people on ...

December 28, 2013, Saturday

GM food in China

• China does not plant GM staple crops for human consumption (rice, wheat, corn).• China bans imported GM rice, wheat and corn for human consumption.• GM papayas and cotton are grown commercially. • GM ...

December 28, 2013, Saturday

Imported GM soybeans and corn

Eighty percent of soybeans in China are imported (more than 58 million tons), mostly GM, mainly to extract cooking materials, oil and meal, which do not contain transgenic material. The rest is used as ...

December 28, 2013, Saturday

Pros and cons

Proponents cite hardier plants, higher yields, pest- and disease- resistance, herbicide resistance, lower water requirements, possibility of enrichment with vitamin A, among others.They say 20 years of ...

December 28, 2013, Saturday

The million-dollar sandman

The boy who was tossed in the air by a desert sandstorm grew up to build a successful company that plants trees to fight encroaching sands.Shi Guangyin has faced the full force of China’s monster deserts. ...

September 14, 2013, Saturday

Residents fret over mysterious bird flu

THE emergence of a new bird flu strain has troubled residents who now shun poultry and pork, buy up traditional patent medicine and generally worry about their health. Zhang Qian explains how to take sensible precautions. ......

April 9, 2013, Tuesday

Bird flu 101: Your questions answered

SCIENTISTS are scrambling to understand how a new bird flu virus emerged and whether it poses a public health risk or could potentially spark a pandemic. The good news is that so far there's no sign that the H7N9......

April 9, 2013, Tuesday


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