New Diet Trend in China Demands Global Food Chain

Published By : 07 Oct 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The paradigm shift in dietary preferences of Chinese population entails that depending on self-sufficiency is no longer a viable option for the country. China, according to the latest reports, has been dieting more on meat, as their choice of day-to-day animal calorie intake. The consumption of meat in China as more than doubled per person since the statistics of 1991, as their disposable income rose. 

Perishable commodities such as vegetables, fruit, what, and corn are anticipated to reap favorably for long-term investors as the Chinese people have started preferring dietary regime followed by people belonging from the Western countries. 

Reports suggest that changing diet in China is already impacting significantly the domestic and international agriculture markets. Amid instability in the commodities markets, China has been continuing to move from consumerism, which means that the prospects of the soft food stuffs in China seem very bright. 

The average intake of an individual in China in 1971 was 1,893 calories, while in the UK, the value stood at 3,025. By 2011, however the Chinese average intake rose to 3,073 compared to the 3.414 of the residents in UK. One of the biggest changes noticed would be the exponential increase in the meat consumption, which rose well by 400 per cent, since 1971. 

Leveraging from self-sufficiency has become history for China, the country that has now become more dependent on feedstock import, corn and soya bean in particular. However, the domestic agriculture market in China is moving towards the production of meat, and it is also exhibiting a higher value for vegetables and fruits. 

Challenges that the country is facing in terms of viable farmland, depleted aquifers, polluted water supplies, land rights disputes, and overuse of fertilizers, indicates the emergence of a new market for companies specializing in traceability, digital mapping, soil analysis, waste management, and precision farming. 

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