BEIJING, CHINA — As part of its plan to improve food security, China will work to reduce the amount of grain lost at harvest and food wasted across the country, Reuters reported.
The nation launched a major campaign against food waste last year, and while China reports “tangible results,” it said more can be done.
Its plan calls for higher seed standards to promote multi-resistance crop varieties, new technology for precision planting of wheat and intelligent and efficient harvesters, Reuters said.
Additionally, the government will offer subsidies for grain drying equipment in an effort to reduce post-harvest losses.
The animal feed sector is encouraged to use more corn and soymeal substitutes and reduce protein levels.
The government will increase its publicity efforts and improve its data on the issue, including creating a waste evaluation index system.