"Locally grown," can be a hard sell when the Chinese government admits that nearly 20 percent of the nation's soils are polluted.
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Global poultry genetics giant Hy-Line is positioning itself to have a greater role as China's egg industry moves from 10,000-hen farms to U.S.-style operations of 1 million birds or more.
In the wake of scandals involving tainted milk, Chinese officials are pushing for U.S.-size dairy farms with thousands of cows. But consolidation has costs.
Chinese agriculture, long dominated by lawn-sized plots of land harvested by hand, is rapidly growing larger. These big dreams mean big opportunities for U.S. and Iowa agribusinesses.
Corn — not rice or wheat — is the largest crop in China, and the country has a glut of the grain now. But more corn doesn't equal more food security, experts argue.
Chinese hog farms were notoriously inefficient, unsafe and environmentally damaging. Can they change to compete with U.S. pork producers?
It helps to have an "old friend" in China. Especially if he's the paramount leader.
You can lose perspective quickly amid all the signs of wealth in China. The realities for middle-class Chinese aren't as easy to see.
As Tanzania's savanna landscape evolves over time, unexpected consequences ripple through the food chain.
Zanzibar's female farmers drive food production but suffer a lack of access to modern farming tools.
Scientists say they can help farmers in Tanzania, but anti-GM regulations tie their hands.
To understand food security in sub-Saharan Africa, context is crucial. Some 500 million small farms feed 80 percent of the people who live in regions that are perilously close to hunger.