Innovation, research encouraged to develop sustainable mulberry-related industry in China's Shandong

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-12 20:40:47|Editor: Li Xia
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Workers process silkworm cocoons in Gaoqing County, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 12, 2018. The cultivation of mulberry trees and silkworms is a long-standing agricultural practice in Gaoqing County. In addition to a market-oriented business strategy, the local authorities encourages innovation and research to develop a green and sustainable mulberry-related industry, which not only produces mulberry leaves, but also turns out silk fabrics, mulberry leaf tea, mulberry alcohol, dried mulberry fruits and other derivative products. (Xinhua/Zhang Weitang)

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