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Green Food in China

Paull, John (2008) Green Food in China. Elementals: Journal of Bio-Dynamics Tasmania (91), pp. 48-53.

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"Green Food" is a Chinese food production innovation, and has been described as "one of the most successful eco-labelling programs in the world" (Giovannucci, 2005, p.12). Green Food provides a "middle way" between chemical and organic farming. China's development of the Green Food concept resolves issues with both chemical and organic agriculture - for the former by offering reduced pesticide use, and for the latter by providing a stepped pathway for conversion from chemical to organic agriculture while simultaneously providing a Green Food price premium. After nearly two decades of development, Green Food is by now well known to Chinese consumers, and is readily available for retail purchase in China. China has 10 million hectares (150 million mu) of Green Food productive land, with a production of 72 million tons of certified Green Food produce, for a value of US$20.1 billion (150 billion yuan). There are a reported 5315 Green Food enterprises producing 14,339 Green Food products. Green Food achieves a price premium of 10% to 50% in China

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:China, Green food, China Green Food Development Centre, CGFDC, Ministry of Agriculture, MOA, eco-labelling, eco-labeling, eco-certification, logo, Canada, Canadian Wheat Board, CWB, Australia, France, price premium, organic food, organic agriculture, organic production.
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Australia
Farming Systems
Values, standards and certification
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > France
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > China
Environmental aspects
"Organics" in general
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Food systems > Markets and trade
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Canada
Research affiliation: UK > Univ. Oxford
Australia > Australian National University
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:14720
Deposited On:30 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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