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Russia’s restrictions on imports of agricultural and food products: An initial assessment






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    The present report reviews national, regional and international activities on the risk assessment and risk management of nanomaterials in the food and agriculture sectors that have been carried out between 2009 and 2012. Information and data have been collected on national and international approaches that identify and implement strategies to address potential hazards associated with the use of nanotechnology-related products or techniques. Selected activities by international governmental and nongovernmental organizations were reviewed and the significant achievements are noted. Meta-analysis of scientific reviews addressing risk assessment of nanotechnologies in the food and agriculture sectors was conducted and key principles for the safety assessment of nanomaterials were identified.
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    Xinghua Duotian Agrosystem is a world-level wonder for its unique water-land utilization method in low-lying land and its splendid raised field landscape. Raised fields are formed on the basis of wetlands, with different sizes and shapes. They are surrounded by water and they look like small islets drifting on the sea. Thus, people call Xinghua as "the city with thousand islets". The scenery is especially beautiful when rape flowers are in bloom during the Qingming festival. There are over 40 Km 2 raised fields in Xinghua city, which is located in Duotian Town, Ganggu Town, Lizhong Town, Xijiao Town and Zhoufen Town, forming a unique landscape.
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    Originating in the Persian Gulf, jasmines were introduced into China during the West Han Dynasty. Ever since, they have been cultivated in China for over 2000 years. Fuzhou is most famous for their cultivation as the city boasts the most favorable climate for the many species. It’s in this city that the tea scenting method was first invented more than 1000 years ago. People continued to develop scenting in the Ming Dynasty, and began to use machines in scenting since the Qing Dynasty. Jasmine te a is distinctive from other herbal teas in that it is a scented tea. Its processing is also more complicated. Combining the health effects of tea and flower, jasmine tea is good for human health. The long history has shaped a culture of jasmine and tea in Fuzhou, endowing the city with a distinct cultural significance.

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