Caixin OnlineEnvironment Confronting China's Cadmium-Laced Rice Crisis
06.05.2013 18:31

Confronting China's Cadmium-Laced Rice Crisis

Doing nothing about toxic cadmium in rice paddies appears to be no longer an option in Hunan Province
By staff reporters Pang Jiaoming, Gong Jing and Liu Hongqiao

Seller's stalls are empty and aisles have fallen silent at one of China's largest wholesale markets for rice, the Lianxi Rice Market in the city of Yiyang, north-central Hunan Province.

Business at the market – traditionally a trading center for about 20 percent of all rice grown in Hunan – has come to a standstill in the face of a heavy-metal contamination scare.

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