14-01-2014 01:56 AM | China

China ‘eyes new food security ratios’

China is poised to change its food security benchmarks in a shift that would help agricultural exporters from the United States to the Ukraine, according to two people with knowledge of the plan.

A draft of the annual agricultural policy statement shows the government is considering cutting the ratio of the nation’s total food crop to consumption to 80 percent from 95 percent, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the document is still being worked on.

China would continue to grow and stockpile enough rice and wheat to feed itself during any time of war or trade embargo, they said, before the possible release of the final paper later this month.
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