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Hong Kong Keeps Ban on Some Poultry Imports Due to Avian Flu Tie

Natasha Khan BusinessWeek 01/05/2012
Hong Kong Keeps Ban on Some Poultry Imports Due to Avian Flu Tie

Poultry imports from the part of southern China where a man died from the H5N1 virus remain banned in Hong Kong after genetic tests linked the man’s strain of the disease the version found in wild birds in the city.

Crops out of concrete: Farming Hong Kong's urban island

On the roof of a 21-story office building in Hong Kong's eastern district sits a grassy patch of hope that agriculture can thrive even in one of the world's most congested spaces.

3,000 German farms re-open after scare: authorities

About 3,000 German farms have been given the green light to re-open, out of a total 4,700 that were closed due to a toxic feed scare, a regional agriculture ministry said Sunday.

World Food Prices Jump to Record on Sugar, Oilseeds

Rudy Ruitenberg Bloomberg.com 01/06/2011
World Food Prices Jump to Record on Sugar, Oilseeds

World food prices rose to a record in December on higher sugar, grain and oilseed costs, the United Nations said, exceeding levels reached in 2008 that sparked deadly riots from Haiti to Egypt.

Global food crisis forecast as prices reach record highs

Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.

Why we need to preserve Hong Kong's fishing industry

Veronica Zaragovia CNNGo.com 06/08/2010
Many of the local freshwater fish farmers have troubles producing a sufficient quota to earn a profit.

CNNGo reader Veronica Zaragovia interviews Margaret Xu Yuan from Yin Yang private kitchen on the importance of Hong Kong's fishermen

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled Friday a food security initiative.

NEW YORK — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled Friday a food security initiative launched by the Obama administration to combat hunger worldwide.

Hong Kong water `facing chemical run-off' threat

Timothy Chui The Standard 03/23/2009

China Uses Planes as Rainmakers in Drought Areas

Winnie Zhu Bloomberg.com 02/09/2009
Hong Kong water `facing chemical run-off' threat

Hong Kong needs to wake up to where it is getting its water from and take measures to protect it, according to Friends of the Earth.

China Uses Planes as Rainmakers in Drought Areas

China, the world’s biggest grain producer, is using its air force to try to make rain in rural areas struck by the nation’s worst drought in five decades.

US charges China over subsidies Diao Ying China Daily