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Circle of Blue’s senior editor wraps up his first of three weeks reporting in the field from China, finding a wealth of promise in fields of golden wheat.

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Tensions over illegal farmland seizures are turning into violent clashes in China’s Hebei Province, where villagers are driven off land to open up space for new factories and residential housing, the Guardian reports. Are land requisitions, industrialization and desertification signaling a threat for China’s food security, and who’s going to win the competition for land […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that the 2010-11 global wheat production, at 645 million tons, will fall below consumption, forecast at 655 million tons, forcing the world to tap into its 177 million ton inventories. UPI argues that there will be more drought, rising food prices and more food crises in store for the […]

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.

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