HALF of China's Rice POISONED by CADMIUN!

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Port Moody, Canada

#1 May 21, 2013
Hunan Rice Sales Plunge as China Probes Cadmium Contamination

By Bloomberg News - May 21, 2013 2:02 AM PT

Sales of rice from Chinaís top producing province have slumped amid reports that supplies from Hunan contain traces of cadmium that exceed government limits, a state-owned agriculture researcher said.

Rice traders in Hunan reported sales dropping by more than half from a year ago since media reports of the pollutant in began appearing, Cngrain.com said on its website. The researcher, which is owned by China Grain Reserves Corp., a custodian of government food reserves, didnít provide figures for the drop in sales.

The Nanfang Daily first reported in February that rice from Hunan sold in southern Guangdong province contained excessive levels of toxic metal and the Guangzhou Food and Drug Administration reignited concerns with reports on its website last week. It is a blow to farmers in the region because sales of indica rice, a long-grain variety consumed in southern China and used for milling and brewing, were already being hurt by low-cost imports, Zhang Zhixian, analyst of Cngrain.com , said by phone from Zhengzhou in central China.

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Port Moody, Canada

#2 May 21, 2013
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Hunan Rice Sales Plunge as China Probes Cadmium Contamination
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Sales of rice from Chinaís top producing province have slumped amid reports that supplies from Hunan contain traces of cadmium that exceed government limits, a state-owned agriculture researcher said.

Rice traders in Hunan reported sales dropping by more than half from a year ago since media reports of the pollutant in began appearing, Cngrain.com said on its website. The researcher, which is owned by China Grain Reserves Corp., a custodian of government food reserves, didnít provide figures for the drop in sales.

The Nanfang Daily first reported in February that rice from Hunan sold in southern Guangdong province contained excessive levels of toxic metal and the Guangzhou Food and Drug Administration reignited concerns with reports on its website last week. It is a blow to farmers in the region because sales of indica rice, a long-grain variety consumed in southern China and used for milling and brewing, were already being hurt by low-cost imports, Zhang Zhixian, analyst of Cngrain.com , said by phone from Zhengzhou in central China.

Consumers in some areas may become more willing to buy imported rice, said Li Qiang, chairman at Shanghai JC Intelligence Co. Chinaís quota system for imports will limit any increase, he said.

Imports may reach 3.25 million metric tons in 2013, little changed from a record of 3.35 million tons last year, according to Cngrain.com . China buys rice mainly from low-cost producers including Vietnam and Pakistan.

Rice Futures
Rice futures in on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, which trades the same variety of the grain grown in Hunan, have fallen 2.7 percent this year and the September contract closed at 2,627 yuan ($428) a ton today.

Hunanís output of unhusked rice totaled 25 million tons in 2011, or 12.8 percent of the countryís total, according to data by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Guangzhou Food and Drug Administration said in a May 16 report on its website that 44 percent of rice tested in selected samples had excessive levels of cadmium. Most of the rice that that failed to meet the standard was from two counties of Hunan, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, without citing anyone.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: William Bi in Beijing at wbi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Brett Miller at bmiller30@bloomberg.net
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Port Moody, Canada

#3 May 21, 2013
"The Guangzhou Food and Drug Administration said in a May 16 report on its website that 44 percent of rice tested in selected samples had excessive levels of cadmium. "

WOW!
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Port Moody, Canada

#4 May 22, 2013
This will be good for Thailand, Vietnam and other Asian rice exporters, who can PROFIT from the incompetence and corruption of the Chinese Communist Party that has now made China unable to feed itself!
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Surrey, Canada

#5 May 27, 2013
After the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party regime, Western democracies will send food aid to China, so do not worry.

We know the cause of your poisoned food supply is Chinese Communist Party corruption and incompetence, so we do not blame the poor enslaved Chinese people.

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