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China makes big changes to its agriculture industry as the nation’s food supply faces threats from urbanization, limited arable land, soil degradation and a growing taste for meat

T
o address threats to its food security, China is instituting changes that one expert described as the biggest since the Great Leap Forward, a catastrophic experiment implemented in the 1950s by Mao Zedong, which led to the death by starvation of 30 million people and lies at the root of the nation's modern challenges with feeding its people.
7 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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