China safety message as transparent as its pollution

As part of the Chinese government's effort to restore confidence in Chinese seafood exports after a year of food and product safety scandals, Ding Xiaoming, the director of aquaculture in the fisheries bureau, conducted a 30-minute interview at the Ministry in Agriculture in Beijing, reports the New York Times.

As part of the Chinese government's effort to restore confidence in Chinese seafood exports after a year of food and product safety scandals, Ding Xiaoming, the director of aquaculture in the fisheries bureau, conducted a 30-minute interview at the Ministry in Agriculture in Beijing, reports The New York Times.

Xiaoming blamed part of the problem on industrialization and said the government was introducing an array of new programs and regulations to educate farmers and combat the quality problems.

However, the interview was cut short when Xiaoming acknowledged industry problems and seemed to contradict other agricultural officials.

A China Daily story on preparing the industry and public for the Olympics has an extremely positive tone, emphasizing careful speculation and confidence by Chinese quality control officials…

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