Dead Pigs

In recent years, Chinese have been battered by a series of food safety scares, involving melamine-laced milk powder, meat with excessive amounts of hormones and antibiotics, and pesticide-soaked fruit and vegetables. Now Beijing is creating a new superministry to monitor China's food and drugs. But ensuring the quality of China's fragmented food industry, with 200 million farm families and 500,000 processing companies, will be a monumental task. Here, a worker hauls away dead pigs with a net in Zhonglian village of Jinshan district in Shanghai on March 13, 2013.

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