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(Bloomberg) — The battle to supply 1.4 billion people with fresh fruit and vegetables is taking China’s e-commerce companies into the country’s hinterlands, where they are attempting to revolutionize centuries-old agricultural practices to secure future supply for their burgeoning online grocery businesses.

Xi Jinping’s government has long made self-sufficiency in food a “top state issue” as it seeks to avert a looming food crisis. The need to modernize China’s 200 million largely small-scale farms took on added urgency during the pandemic, when output and logistics disruptions coincided with homebound shoppers turning to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other internet retailers

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Is green tea your tea of choice? Or are you more of an Earl Grey person? Regardless of personal preferences, a new study is supplying some serious motivation for all of us to sip on some more green tea from time to time.

Researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute report that a naturally occurring antioxidant found in green tea may help protect and increase levels of a cancer-fighting protein in the human body. This anticancer protein is technically called p53 but also carries the affectionate nickname “guardian of the genome” thanks to its efficiency at repairing damaged DNA and killing

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