Numbers: Heavy metal, Chinese style

12% Percentage of the global trade in fruits and vegetables enjoyed by China’s agricultural exports [link] $2.26 billion China’s agricultural exports to the United States in 2006 [link] 3.3% Percentage of U.S. food imports that come from China [link] 13 million Tons of Chinese grain contaminated by heavy metals, according to China’s Ministry of Land ...

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12%

Percentage of the global trade in fruits and vegetables enjoyed by China's agricultural exports [link]

$2.26 billion

12% Percentage of the global trade in fruits and vegetables enjoyed by China’s agricultural exports [link]
$2.26 billion
China’s agricultural exports to the United States in 2006 [link]
3.3%
Percentage of U.S. food imports that come from China [link]
13 million
Tons of Chinese grain contaminated by heavy metals, according to China’s Ministry of Land and Resources [link]
30.4 million Acres of China’s arable land that are contaminated by pollution [link]
10%
Percentage of China’s arable land that is contaminated by pollution [link]
20 times
Multiple by which the rice grown in Nanning, China, exceeds the allowed level of cadmium [link]
 1.3% Percentage of U.S. food imports inspected by the FDA [link]

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