China to establish official organic regulations

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The Chinese capital is to set up official regulations for
management of the organic food market, according to government
officials

The Chinese capital is to set up official regulations for management of the organic food market, according to government officials. Organic food that does not meet regulations will be banned from the market, say officials, and the government will ensure that any organic food which reaches the market is safe, clean, and pollution-free. According to a report in Xinhua thorough tests will be conducted to ensure the quality of the food and the growing environment. The government administration will also require that air, water and soil all meet international standards. The regulations will help standardise the organic food market and protect consumers' rights, as unsafe operations are stamped out, officials say. China, which first began promoting organically grown food in 1990, now has over 800 organic enterprises with a total market return of 50 billion yuan (6.72 billion euros), including exports of one billion yuan, according to official statistics.

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