Worried Chinese grow their own food
4 August 2011 Last updated at 02:57 BST
A string of food scandals in China has prompted many young professionals to try growing their own produce in co-operative farms.
According to state media, the number of consumer complaints over the issue of food safety has been rising.
They include the sale of melamine-tainted baby formula milk which killed at least six children, and the case of exploding melon crops, caused by the overuse of a growth accelerant.
Martin Patience reports from Beijing.