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Young Chinese Farmers Sowing the Seeds for an Organic Revolution

On an island called Chongming, two hours east of Shanghai, a group of young urban professionals have giving up high-paying salaries in the city to start farms abandoned properties. They are trying to introduce concepts such as eating locally and sustainability.

They are spearheading a movement that is only just beginning to take shape in modern China -- green living.

According to the Washington Post:

“In recent years, China has seen an unending string of food scandals: melamine-injected milk, counterfeit baby formula, bacteria-infected vegetables, pollution-poisoned fish and even cooking oil recycled from sewage ... Despite the odds against them, almost a dozen new organic farms have popped up on the island in recent years. Many, however, have yet to turn a profit.”

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