Yes, Virginia, there is organic food from China. The history of Chinese farming is very strong in organic production technique, says JMF. During the 1900’s, when many countries were using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, Chinese farmers mostly couldn’t afford them–so they used natural substances like manure and plant extracts. Chinese agriculture shifted over during from the 50’s through the 70’s, but there’s been a big push by the government to get back to organic farming. There may be some suspicious activity on the part of large pseudo-organic facilities, but there are also tons of small “organic villages,” which use sustainable agriculture and organic methods and operate as co-ops, and all the beautiful hippie stuff.

Here’s an article on organic villages. And here’s another article that’s a little more suspicious of Chinese organics.

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