Global food crisis: China land deal causes unease in Argentina

Guardian: Patagonian steppe: a summer day near Bariloche in Rio Negro state, Argentina. The attraction to the Chinese of access to an area of land in Patagonia larger than Cornwall is obvious. As China's economy grows and its population becomes more urbanised, diets are changing rapidly. People are eating more industrially produced meat and dairy products, and buying more processed foods. Soya is the feedstock for this revolution, but demand for it can no longer be met within China. So the Chinese state-owned......

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