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Vegetables in China to get Olympic identity codes

In an attempt to ensure food safety during the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is to give every cabbage, carrot and pea pod its own identity number and file.
If there is a 'safety incident', the vegetable's file can be immediately checked and its origins traced. 'Safety incidents' is a likely reference to pesticide or pollutants in the soil.
 
The city will need more than 5,000 tonnes of vegetables during the Olympics, mostly from Beijing and the northern Chinese provinces of Hebei and Shandong.
 

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