by AgroWeb on May 26, 2017

Plastic Rise - Statement by the Embassy of China in Albania

Following some recent publications on international media such as the BBC and the European Union's reports on the risk of plastic rice from China, and its coverage at AgroWeb.org, the Chinese Embassy in Albania referring to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, declares that, Government of China pays great attention to the quality and safety of rice exported...

by AgroWeb on May 24, 2017

Is It Okay to Eat Sprouted Garlic?

Garlic is one of the world's most popular ingredients, adding a pungent flavor to cuisines from around the globe. It consists of several small cloves, surrounded by papery skin and gathered into a bulb. The region of Korça has been traditionally a supplier of garlic.  Cooks appreciate its ability to grow in most climates, and its long-term storage ability. However, the cloves are ...

by AgroWeb on January 30, 2017

Echinacea Benefits: A Potent Natural Remedy

Echinacea purpurea is a simple flowering plant and a member of the daisy family. More commonly known as purple coneflower, many people grow this powerful herb without even realizing it! The name derives from the Greek word ekhinos (hedgehog) because the cone resembles a small hedgehog. The flowers, leaves and roots of this plant can all be used differently in natural remedies. In general, the ...

by AgroWeb on April 4, 2017

How to identify toxic plastic rice

China remains the world's largest producer of rice. The huge exporting country harvests over 200 million tons per year and a large share of it gets exported all over the world. But cooks and diners alike should take care: not only are untold amounts of pesticides used in Chinese agriculture, but according to a report in The Korea Times rice is also now being manufactured artificially. Potato ...

by AgroWeb on October 17, 2016

Dangerous chemicals in toys – Albania lacks testing labs

Toys are an active component in the development of children. They provide an intensive activity for children as they grow up. Using toys is helpful for their cognitive skills, as well as social and emotional behavior. Production, imports and trade of toys that are randomly falsified and modified causes dangers and negative effects on these children who are often the main ‘customers’ of...

by AgroWeb on April 17, 2017

Black Garlic - A whole new world of flavor and health

In Taoism mythology, black garlic was rumored to grant immortality. We can’t promise you that, but there’s no doubt that black garlic is great for your health—it’s loaded with nearly twice as many antioxidants as raw garlic. How does garlic become black? They are usually surprised to hear that the unique color, taste, and texture of our product are accomplished without any...

by AgroWeb on September 30, 2016

China’s buying up all the world's donkeys for a kill

Donkey hide is used to make Chinese remedy ejiao, believed to improve blood circulation. A number of African countries have banned China from buying their donkeys, saying demand for the four-legged creatures has become unsustainable. Niger announced a ban on the export of donkeys this month after trade of the animals increased by three times in the last year, mainly to Asian countries. And ...

by AgroWeb on September 7, 2016

Plastic Rice, an emerging risk to consumers

China is one of the biggest countries in the world, and its vast population has become an increasing economic problem. Apparently, their natural resources are slowly running out, and cannot fully sustain the entire nation. This is the reason why counterfeits are very rampant in the country. Although there have been numerous reports of product counterfeits coming from China, we did not expect that ...