A Beijing fair is capitalizing[使资本化；利用；首字母大写] on the nature-knows-best agricultural sector boom that's growing in step with food safety scares. Ye Jun reports.
Like many people, Beijinger Xia Xia has become increasingly concerned about food safety and is buying more organic fare.
She still dines out for about half of her meals but says she feels suspicious of fish and oils. And she believes most of the mushrooms she buys in ordinary markets are stale.[不新鲜的]
Xia has visited the fair four times and spend 500($77.50) to 700 yuan on mushrooms, vegetables, fruits, pork and millet. [小米]
"I've rediscovered the tastes of my child-hood," the woman in her 30s says.
Farmers are reluctant to engage in organic farming, which requires higher costs and lower profits, unless their products' value can be raised and market access assured, fair's organizer Chang explains.