Three years ago, China ranked almost last on the list of 50 countries with the most acreage devoted to organic farming. It now ranks fifth.
The meteoric rise has come at a price. The recent outcry over tainted wheat gluten found in pet food suspected of sickening and killing pets turned a harsh spotlight on China's food production system.
Part of the problem is the crushing demand for organic ingredients from U.S. manufacturers. While there are no figures yet available detaili