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Chinese and International Experts Slam GMOs and Glyphosate at Beijing Conference

Chinese and International Experts Slam GMOs and Glyphosate at Beijing Conference | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

“The size of the event and the media interest in China surrounding it shows that the issue of GMOs and glyphosate-based herbicides is now being taken very seriously at all levels of Chinese society.”

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Bracing for impacts as China enters industrial meat complex

Bracing for impacts as China enters industrial meat complex | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

IATP is excited to announce the release of a series of new reports looking in-depth at China’s feed, pork, poultry and dairy sectors, the past and future trajectory of the industry, and global impacts of China’s efforts to balance grain self-sufficiency and the desire to provide cheap meat.

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For food security, China tries alternative to industrial agriculture

For food security, China tries alternative to industrial agriculture | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

China’s agricultural advances come at the expense of rural development, especially in regions with food insecurity and fragile ecosystems.


Via Laurence Serfaty, Laurent Lebot
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China allows Brazilian corn imports, setback for U.S.

China has allowed Brazilian corn imports to start this month, a further blow to U.S. exports to the world's No.2 consumer of the grain already hurt by the discovery of an unapproved genetically modified strain in shipments.

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A Push for Sustainable Agriculture in China from the Top Down and Bottom Up

A Push for Sustainable Agriculture in China from the Top Down and Bottom Up | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

For the first time in eleven years, the Number-One Document espoused the need for “reform” in rural agriculture rather using the word for “development,” as it had in the previous eleven years. According to Xinhua News Agency this represents a new urgency at which the Chinese Communist Party plans to implement new policies on food safety and sustainable agriculture.

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Small-scale farmers in China in the face of modernisation and globalisation

China’s modernisation success is driven by the remarkable progress in its agricultural sector, even given the challenges. Small farms have experienced new inputs and adopted new technologies such as mechanical operation,
with more functioning of factor markets and the emergence of cooperative and custom services. However, with the aim of becoming a modern nation with an innovation-based and sustainable agricultural economy, it is important to improve understanding of the nature and perspectives of labourers, especially the younger generation.

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