China’s Rising Soybean Consumption Reshaping Western Agriculture

Inter Press Service: Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. Nearly 60 percent of all soybeans entering international trade today go to China, making it far and away the world`s largest importer. The soybean was domesticated some 3,000 years ago by farmers in eastern China. But it wasn`t until well after World War II that the crop gained agricultural prominence, enabling it to join wheat, rice, and corn as one of the world`s four leading crops. This rise in the demand......

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