Record food costs throw spotlight on China


A file pic of soybeans in Brazil being prepared for export to China.

SINGAPORE: China has been long obsessed with finding ways to ensure there is enough food for its population, and with good reason.

With almost a fifth of the world’s people, limited farmland and the increasing challenge of climate change, president Xi Jinping’s government has exhorted farmers to maximise harvests and consumers to minimise waste.

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