Even though Shanghai officials have said food products are now safe from melamine, some cautious consumers are still wary. Guy Weiner, managing director of Shanghai Organics, said in Channel News Asia.com that “chickens that lay eggs on our farm eat organic food so after the scandal with the eggs in China and Hong Kong, many of our customers started calling us.”
He says he has seen a changing mindset towards things organic.
“As China’s food safety concerns come under increased scrutiny, there is now a concerted move to develop the country’s organic agriculture industry, which is now a rising star in the country’s agriculture and food sector,” the article says.
One consumer interviewed says that “you can’t really trust what is going into the food produce, so this (organic) is the next best thing."