China eyes food safety, modern farms in 2015 rural policy

February 1, 2015 11:08 AM

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China eyes food safety, modern farms in 2015 rural policy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has listed food safety and modernizing farms as among key priorities this year, its 2015 rural policy outline showed, as it tackles falling agricultural productivity that has raised concerns about its future food supply.

The "number one document", issued every January and released by state news agency Xinhua on Sunday, showed China will also protect farmland and lend more to farmers to narrow a wealth gap between rural and urban areas.

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