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China's Growing Appetite

03:50 Min
China's demand for beef is growing, and the Amazon is paying the price for it.
China's Growing Appetite

China's Growing Appetite - S1: How China’s love for beef is destroying the Amazon

07 Jan 2020 12:56pm
China's demand for beef is growing, and the Amazon is paying the price for it.

China's Growing Appetite

About the show:

China. It's home to 1.4 billion people. Hundreds of millions of Chinese are joining the global middle class - with more money to spend on eating more, and eating better. Calorie intake has doubled over the past decades, and China is set to account for nearly half of the global rise in food demand by 2050. With its meteoric rise, comes a new challenge: With a fifth of the world’s population, but less than a tenth of the world’s arable land, how will it feed its increasingly affluent population? Just how far will China's eating habits dictate politics and economies around the world? CNA correspondent Wei Du, born and raised in China, undertakes a journey to the source of China's food supply to find out.

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