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Addressing food security in China

Food security is a big problem in China. Could biotechnology be one of the solutions?

The combination of limited natural resources and increasing environmental challenges, urbanization, a fragmented agriculture industry, and a lack of modernization creates an uphill battle for China to meet its food security needs.

As representatives from the United States Soybean Export Council meet with Chinese officials this week, the message they’re taking is that biotechnology could be one of the answers.

Jared Hagert, is a North Dakota farmer and the United Soybean Board Treasurer.  “It provides a more reliable soybean supply, if you will,” he says.  “It helps take some of the risk out of the market with weed pressures.  It’s absolutely an answer to food security issues.”

USSEC also says the US soybean industry isn’t just a supplier of soybeans to the country, they’re also committed to helping China meet its long-term goal of achieving sustainable food security.

AUDIO: Jared Hagert, United Soybean Board (6:20mp3)

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