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An Obstacle to China's Goal of Food Self-Sufficiency

MIN READJun 17, 2013 | 10:23 GMT

Harvested corn dries as a girl runs past in a village in Shandong province, eastern China.

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China has seen an increase in its middle-class population and rapid urbanization. Both trends have contributed to an increase in consumption of meat and dairy, which in turn has caused an increased demand for animal feed, which is usually corn and soy based. ...

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