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China food production


China Daily Mail

There is trouble researching information or finding a historical timeline to see when the last time China was able to produce enough food to feed itself, but it is safe to say it was some time before Communism set in. Under Mao we know that 43 million people died, like when he had people go after birds claiming they were eating grain people needed. As a result there were more pests eating grain. This happened during what Mao called the Great Leap Froward, a kind of industrial revolution (1958-1960).

In more recent history, China completed the Three Gorges Dam where over 60 thousand acres of farmland was lost almost forever, or until the water is drained away. This was valuable land that contributed to China being able to grow food to feed it’s people. With the dam people are forced into cities to find jobs and China had to import…

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