China May Have Beaten Coronavirus, But Now It Could Be Facing a Food Crisis

Rumors of a food shortage have swirled on social media for weeks, in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown that stopped tens of millions of people from going to work, and a leaked government document made public on Thursday shows that government officials have also been planning for a shortfall in food supplies.

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The document also calls for the “mobilization of the masses to consciously store grain and ensure that each household reserves between 3 and 6 months of grain for emergencies.”

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There is also evidence that citizens in certain parts of the country are panic buying in response to rumors around a food shortage.


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