WPI Spotlight

  • August 24, 2017
    During his presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump often characterized the 23-year-old North American Free... NAFTA Renegotiation Begins
  • June 20, 2017
    Farmers in India want the Swaminathan Report recommendations implemented, including the suggestion that Minimum... Loan Waivers and MSP Issues in India
China's economic growth has created a spike in the country's protein demand at the same time public confidence in domestic food safety is at a low. A large majority of Chinese in an Ipsos poll say they have lost confidence in domestically produced food, and 28 percent said they would be buying imported food. The government is revising policies in an effort to respond to both supply constraints and safety concerns, but food imports are now growing at 15 percent per year and are projected to continue on that trend. Chinese companies attracted attention by acquiring major food production and processing capacity in other countries, a move that is likely to continue.

Separately, the government blocked imports of hundreds of thousands of tons of corn from the U.S. after inspecting and finding the unapproved MIR162 biotech event. The trade accuses China of importing corn from other originations without inspecting it.

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WPI Spotlight

  • August 24, 2017
    During his presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump often characterized the 23-year-old North American Free... NAFTA Renegotiation Begins
  • June 20, 2017
    Farmers in India want the Swaminathan Report recommendations implemented, including the suggestion that Minimum... Loan Waivers and MSP Issues in India