President Hu Jintao urged Party and government officials
to ensure that farm produce is safe and strict agricultural
standards are enforced at a meeting on Tuesday.
Hu Jintao, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party
of China (CPC) Central Committee, said quality control of farm
produce all the way from field and barn to consumers' tables is
Hu, presiding a working group of members of the Political Bureau
of the CPC Central Committee, said applying strict agricultural
standards is crucial to ensuring all 1.3 billion Chinese have
enough safe food.
After listening to lectures by two experts on agriculture and
food science, Hu called for better monitoring of environmental
conditions in major farm producing areas.
China must produce more chemical-free produce and green food, Hu
said, noting that farmers should be taught to use fertilizers more
cautiously and scientifically.
Departments and officials should protect and preserve
environmental conditions in major farm producing areas. This
concerns everyone's health, Hu said.
(Xinhua News Agency April 25, 2007)