A crop-eating pest is threatening China’s food supply
A rapidly spreading pest is threatening to further ravage China’s domestic food security within the next two months. The fall armyworm, which grows up to be a moth, has already affected farms in southern China, and could hit the country’s crop-growing heartlands in the north and northeast as temperatures rise. It increases the risks to crop production, at a time when trade tariffs are restricting China’s ability to purchase American agriculture products as replacements. To compound matters, China’s food supply was already under pressure after it was forced to slaughter millions of pigs with African swine fever affecting all 31 autonomous regions and provinces within just nine months, trimmin