Food shortage in China

Bad news for those that go hungry without a doubt, but food shortages will highlight the importance of agriculture, and the fact the shortage is abroad will also show the importance of local grown produce rather than relying on imports.

100% agree.

But I was more coming from the angle that there will be shortages of fertiliser, pesticides,fuel. wearing parts etc.
 
100% agree.

But I was more coming from the angle that there will be shortages of fertiliser, pesticides,fuel. wearing parts etc.
Which in turn will reduce food production and make it even more scarce. Again not great for those without, but will emphasise the importance of a very undervalued necessity which is taken for granted by so many in the western world.
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
The Global Dairy Trade (ie NZ to be honest) has been on the up and up recently on the back of Chinese buying.
It will impact on all of us as they will suck up all commodities going
The Chinese population have wanted a western diet for years, Wheat and Beer being 2 big products they desire.

African swine flu in China depleted the Chinese pig herd by millions meaning most produce from Australia/NZ be it Dairy, beef, lamb etc has all gone straight into China. Supermarkets in this country have said their committed to buying British, nothing to do with loyalty, they can’t buy the lamb as China has put a bottom on the market meaning NZ lamb has been at record prices for 3-4 years.
 

serf

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Location
warwickshire
Bad news for those that go hungry without a doubt, but food shortages will highlight the importance of agriculture, and the fact the shortage is abroad will also show the importance of local grown produce rather than relying on imports.
But bozo will just waffle out some Latin and ignore this and carry on planting trees on the country's best asset regardless ...... :banghead:
 

Yale

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Livestock Farmer

farmerm

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Location
Shropshire
If China does see a food shortage it will at least slow down their clear ambitions for war.... on the other hand it could be their plans are further progressed than feared by Western intelligence and these measures are about putting their population on a war footing...
 

Dry Rot

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Livestock Farmer
If they have food shortages, could that be too many mouths eating it? Not so long ago, China put a limit on family size, and that's something a lot of nations could think about.
 

Pan mixer

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
China haven't been importing as much corn and soya from the US as they are supposed to - under the bilateral trade agreement between the two countries China was supposed to buy lots of US Ag goods to offset the amount of imports from Chine into the States.

Their pig herd is largely recovered we understand, they certainly haven't been importing European pigmeat as much as they did before.

Given that China don't have a cash flow problem the question arises - what are they doing with the money then?

Ship building in China is at record levels, quite scary.


their army is building too.

Just a thought.
 

wrenbird

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Livestock Farmer
Location
HR2
Maybe China doesn't have a shortage of anything yet, but if their citizens are instructed to buy extra essentials, that could lead to shortages of some commodities for the rest of us in the world.
 

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