China’s Agricultural Dream

 

China’s Agricultural Dream

by

R.E. Prindle

 

I have read where some people condemn Pres. Trump’s Chinese tariffs because China ‘retaliated’ by placing a 50% tariff on sorghum causing a few ships bearing a sorghum cargo to return to port. This was supposed to be disastrous for American farmers.

In the 5/7/18 issue of the Wall Street Journal there appears this article: Syngenta Pushes Plant Research in China. It is of some interest. I quote the first four paragraphs:China is seeking a lead in editing plant genes, potentially shifting the epicenter of the emerging agricultural technology toward the East.

Syngenta AG, the seed and chemical giant now owned by state-owned China National Chemical Corp., is building up a Beijing hub for developing new gene-editing technologies like Crispr-Cas9, which enable new ways to alter DNA.

The company also intends to piggyback off research being pursued by Chinese universities and access a broader talent pool than rivals like Monsanto Co. and DowDuPont Inc. compete for in the U.S.

“The government is very supportive of this technology in China,” said Erik Fyrwald, Syngenta’s chief executive, who said the company is investing tens of millions of dollars to develop gene editing. “It’s just natural for us to build it up there for China, and for the world.”

That is helping to stoke long-running worries among U.S. farmers, academics and companies that the forefront of agricultural science could swing from the U.S. Farm Belt to China, where the government has encouraged the development of large-scale Western-style farming operations to boost domestic food production and rely less on imports.

As you can see China does not have the talent to develop the technology on their own so they bought a European research ‘giant’ to acquire the latest technology and Aryan talent thus starting from a higher level and hopefully build from that. We’ll see.

It seems clear that China is hoping to become self-sufficient agriculturally as well as industrially. Thus whatever else happens we can expect them to reduce their agricultural imports from the US. We can expect them to grow crops for all their needs including sorghum. It is only a question of how long it will take them to become self-sufficient thus destroying whatever agricultural business is being done with the US. These sorghum shipments are only the tip of the iceberg.

Free Trade obviously means nothing to China, it only means something to the dunces of the West. China does not intend to trade, they intend to become self-sufficient and sell only, not part of any world trade organization but being the world trade organization and masters of the world.

Why the US and Europe are so thick that they can’t perceive this is probably the result of four hundred years of Aryan success and an unadmitted feeling of comfortable superiority over the ‘little yellow man.’ At one time this feeling of superiority may have been justified and Kingdom. real but now the race lacks the will to maintain it. We will watch the world sink into the ancient lethargy of the Middle

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