Chinese agriculture, long dominated by lawn-sized plots of land harvested by hand, is rapidly growing larger. Farmers and entrepreneurs are acquiring more land and buying modern equipment. High-tech, mega-sized pork, dairy and poultry operations are replacing backyard production. And China is considering whether to allow farmers to plant genetically modified corn seeds.
In a seven-part interactive series for the Des Moines Register, Pulitzer Center grantees Lynn Hicks and Rodney White look at a quiet revolution that is taking place in China.
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