China's Agricultural Imports

China's Agricultural Imports

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Christianity, China's Agricultural Imports, FoodKeeper

Episode: Christianity, China's Agricultural Imports, FoodKeeper

  • May 18, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 16:29 mins

Guest: Fred Gale, economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture whose work focuses on China’s agricultural development and international trade America is now the leading exporter of agricultural products to China – crops cotton, meat, cereal grains and hay. This is a major shift, considering the high value Chinese officials have long placed on self-sufficiency. The country has traditionally resisted pressure to import agricultural products officials have resisted the urge to import agricultural products. But China is the world’s most populous country and Chinese diets are changing.