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Happy Thanksgiving to All of MTD’s Readers

Having lived in China for the past 23 years, one question I’m frequently asked is: “What about the United States do you miss most?” For my wife and me, the answer to that question is easy—the holidays. On the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, when everyone in the States is taking a […]

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China’s Growing Food Problem/Opportunity

Feeding China’s population of 1.3 billion people is a difficult task even under the best of circumstances. Securing enough food for its people, however, will be even more difficult for China in the years ahead due to a number of factors, including increased competition from a growing global population, the reduction of the country’s agricultural […]

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Smithfield and Shuanghui: Two Pigs in a Blanket?

It may not be the oldest profession in the world, but pig production has to be up there in terms of history. China has been producing pigs for more than 2,000 years, well before the United States was even a gleam in the eyes of the Founding Fathers. So, how can the largest pork producer […]

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