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Some provenances rely on imports, Xi mentions to guarantee the safety of seeds in China

Vegetables
Meat
China
Published Apr 21, 2022

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Seeds are called agricultural chips, and the quality of seed sources directly affects the yield and meat quality of crops or livestock and poultry. Recently, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China While repeatedly stressing food security, Xi Jinping proposed to ensure China's seed security. Statistics show that China's high-end vegetables and forage seeds are mostly imported, while pigs are almost completely imported. China is the second-largest in the world after the United States. Large seed market, 12 million tons of seeds ($19 billion market value) are planted annually, of which seven crops (corn, rice, wheat, soybean, cotton, potato, and rapeseed) account for about 10 million tons. USDA (USDA) A report in January this year showed that vegetable seeds and grass seeds ranked the top two in China's imported seeds. In 2020/2021 (from October to the end of September of the following year), the number of seeds imported into China for these two categories of seeds In terms of source, the United States is China's largest seed supplier, and the value of its seeds accounts for 27% of the total value of China's imported seeds, and the quantity accounts for China's imports of seeds. On April 10 this year, when Xi Jinping inspected the Yazhou Bay Seed Laboratory in Sanya City, Hainan Province, China, he said that seeds are the key to China's food security, and China is required to achieve independent and controllable seed sources.

Original content

[The Epoch Times, April 20, 2022] (The Epoch Times Special Report Reporter Zhang Wan Comprehensive Report) Seeds are called agricultural chips, and the quality of seed sources directly affects the yield and meat quality of crops or livestock and poultry. Recently, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China While repeatedly stressing food security, Xi Jinping proposed to ensure China's seed security. Statistics show that China's high-end vegetables and forage seeds mostly rely on imports, while pigs are almost entirely dependent on imports. China is the world's second-largest seed market after the United States, growing 12 million tons of seeds ($19 billion market value) annually, of which seven crops (corn, rice, wheat, soybean, cotton, potato, and rapeseed) are seeded accounting for about 10 million tons. According to the report of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in January this year, vegetable seeds and grass seeds ranked among the top two imported ...
Source: Epochtimes
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