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    Super Moderator PotterB is on a distinguished road
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    China turns its attention to food

    Really interesting article from Bloomberg about China's food strategies, now that it has 21% of the world's population but just 9% of its arable land.

    "Food security must include imports and without that the global food system doesn’t work," said Franz Fischler, former EU commissioner of agriculture. "The idea of self sufficiency is almost an archaic fear and China is realizing this."
    You can read the full story here:

    http://www.agweb.com/article/chinas_..._to_food_BLMG/

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    FEAR, the propaganda sells pitch to get people to buy the propaganda of ignorance that is sold to people, to control them.

    China is thousands of years in the making, and is often noted to be instrumental in the Roman Empires demise of trading them to doom by taking the romans gold and silver for food and trinkets as today.. China today undercuts United States garlic, or labor crops and sells to the United States, while China imports CORN as its takes large quanities of fertilizer and volume million dollar investment of equipement.

    The United States has no obligation to sell to China, other than a Few can steal the corn from the farms ,$3 a bu corn to be and huge profits to the grain monopolies will prove this in the near term..

    Hunger, is greater in the US and world today than ever, but its now unprofitable to feed the people in the US, so they will be left to starve and the food exported to china for profits to the Monpolies, and the farmers will be left bankrupt, so the monopolies can HOARD the land.. that's the real story..

    good luck suckers, to the propaganda of feeding china, to make a few rich..

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    The US is 5% of the worlds population, yet is ignorant enough to raise an excess of grain and export that grain to make profits for those that pilfer the grain from the producers. The US is expending its greatest resources to raise grain to export to places like China, leaving the soil and resources as water depleted, for the generations to come, a criminal act against the posterity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_alzado View Post
    The US is 5% of the worlds population, yet is ignorant enough to raise an excess of grain and export that grain to make profits for those that pilfer the grain from the producers. The US is expending its greatest resources to raise grain to export to places like China, leaving the soil and resources as water depleted, for the generations to come, a criminal act against the posterity.
    Blah blah comparative advantage blah blah... Americans need those consumer goods and Nike shoes. Just to have a little fun Joe; What would you have America do instead? Let the world starve?

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    Nobody, wink-wink, grows corn like those John-Deere-tractor-driving American farmers. Why should you stop farmers from wanting to sell their efficiently made product to the highest bidder? I have yet to see an American super market display empty shelves.

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    One more thing Joe.... Who doesn't export a product with the sole intent of profit? The only legitimate argument one could make (such as yourself) pertaining to international trade is when humanitarian issues come into play. For example: I believe America should NOT trade with any cooperation that utilizes child labor or other human right violations to unfairly compete with American business that adheres to such basic human rights. --->Insert appropriate UN law pertaining to basic human rights<----

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    the reality is nobody cares about the food production sector, its for the mere pilfering by those that trade and exchange the raw commodities to make wealth for the few who control the export of United States commodities.

    The US dumped corn in Mexico for the last decade, undermined its agriculture production, and now Mexico is in anarachy, with its its greatest asset, the children fleeing for their lives.. A world class crisis, but ignored for it is wealth attained by the corrupt in the US that gain by the misery of others..

    People would like to blame the anarachy of Mexcio on the drug trade, but it has a basis in food commodities as well..

    $2.fifty cent corn is going to cause an implosion of US agriculture, but the corrupt distribution and trading sector of 2.5ocent corn will be ready to move in and take over the land with the same profits it made on the same corn the peasants raised and was stolen from them in the United States, just like was left to happen in Mexico...

    getting a child into farming today, spells doom tomorrow, welcome to Rome of today, the great USA.
    Last edited by joe_alzado; 07-04-2014 at 06:14 AM.

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    Senior Member GREG1 is on a distinguished road
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    This seems to be the common denominator (China) of all discussions when food is discussed. We are gonna raise corn Alsoivn and lots of it...now and later. This is what we do. We have the land, water, fertilizer, fuel, propane, technology, etc and the leading edge in production Know How. There will be no implosion, as a matter of fact I can survive on $2.50 corn and do pretty much what I've been doing. Everything will adjust in time and China will still need CORN and BEANS as everyone else in the world does. The only ones that will implode will be those Camel humpers.

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