China is an eating culture and always has been. Although Today’s Chinese do not eat the quantities of meat the average American does, China accounts for half of global pig production because pork is the popular meat to eat. Small farmer producers raise ninety-nine percent of pork in China. Source: China Translated
Even when grain production falls in China that does not translate into a shortage since China has historically kept large food-grain stockpiles and those individual small farmer/producers help ensure food security. Source : China Through a Lens
As China’s economy continues to grow a spreading middle class with money to spend, food demand and eating habits are changing along with waistlines. To meet this demand, Chinese have set up large pork and chicken operations in Australia to meet the growing demand for meat on the mainland. Source: Food Crisis
To insure a dependable supply of food to feed 1.3 billion people, Chinese companies have also bought or leased land in Africa sending Chinese laborers to produce crops for sale on the world market – and back home. Source: Telegraph.co.uk
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