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Posted Date: Sunday 4 February 2018
Certain types of produce and dishes are eaten during the Chinese New Year for their symbolic meaning, which are believed to bring good health and luck for the coming year. The auspicious symbolism of these foods is based on their pronunciations or appearance. The selection, preparation and ways of eating mean a lot. Today, the Agriculture Officers of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a public talk at the Central Farmers’ Market to demonstrate the health tips for selection and preparation of vegetables that are most widely consumed during the festival season.
Posted Date: Sunday 14 January 2018
Winter is the peak vegetable production season in Hong Kong and the South China region. While we are enjoying a wide choice of fresh produce, there is a need to be alert of pesticide residual problems which are commonly seen in vegetables that are not produced organically. Today, Agriculture Officers of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a public talk at the Central Farmers’ Market in Central Star Ferry Pier about ‘ways to avoid pesticide residues in non-organic vegetables’. With a focus on popular winter crops, the talk aimed to provide consumers food safety tips to reduce the risk.