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Sep 22, 2022 06:12 PM
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To Ensure Food Security, China Calls for Cutting Share of Soy in Animal Feed

Soybeans are sold at a stall in a wholesale grains market in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Soybeans are sold at a stall in a wholesale grains market in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — China is redoubling its efforts to bolster food security by trying to cut the amount of soybeans that get turned into animal feed.

In a notice this week, the farm ministry identified feed grains as the most pressing problem for food supplies. It urged the feed sector to learn from some of the top producers that have successfully reduced the amount of soybean meal — derived from crushing soybeans — used in livestock rations as their main source of protein.

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