About 50 million tons of grain are lost or wasted each year in China, the State Administration of Grain director Ren Zhengxiao said in Beijing on Wednesday [5 March 2014]. The figure is equal to about 8.3 percent of the country’s total annual grain production…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2014

Key point

  • According to the grain director, ~35 million tons are lost due to poor storage, transportation and processing methods, while the remaining ~15 million tons are wasted by the consumer themselves

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  • In February 2013, the grain director noted that approximately 35 million tons of grain is wasted annually in China, with 20 million tons being lost due to poor storage by farmers, 7.5 million tons wasted from storage/transportation, and 6.5 million tons through poor processing procedures

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