Record Food Costs Throw Spotlight on How China Will Feed Itself

(Bloomberg) — China has been long obsessed with finding ways to ensure there is enough food for its population, and with good reason.

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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 maximize harvests and consumers to minimize waste. It’s built up huge stockpiles to cope with shortages and created new seeds to boost output.

Even so, the country…

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