NOBULL: China’s Bad Earth — WSJ

July 27, 2013, 2:39 a.m. ET

China’s Bad Earth

The Wall Street Journal

In Dapu, a chemical factory sits next to a farm. ‘Nothing comes from these plants,’ says a local farmer.

Industrialization has turned much of the Chinese countryside into an environmental disaster zone, threatening not only the food supply but the legitimacy of the regime itself.