The Green Food is a Chinese eco-certification scheme for organic food. It certifies both the production process and the outcome. The label provides a “middle way” between chemical and organic farming.
China’s development of the Green Food concept resolves issues with both chemical and organic agriculture – for the former by offering reduced pesticide use, and for the latter by providing a stepped pathway for conversion from chemical to organic agriculture while simultaneously providing a Green Food price premium. The label is developed and managed by the Green Food Development Center, a specialized agency responsible for national green food development and management in subjection of the Ministry of Agriculture and emerged with the Green Food Management Office of the Ministry of Agriculture for official affairs.