China to promote green farming for food safety

The Chinese government hopes to raise food safety standards by supporting the development of organic agriculture and other environmentally friendly farming practices, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Monday.
Sales of environmentally friendly agricultural products last year exceeded 300 billion yuan (US$39.34 billion), including US$3 billion of exports, the official Farmers’ Daily said.
"Rapidly developing (environmentally friendly farming) is of the most urgent need to guarantee food safety and protect public health," it quoted Vice Agriculture Minister Niu Dun as saying.