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In China, food scares put Mao's self-sufficiency goal at risk

A worker displays a handful of rice at a market in Hefei, Anhui province in this November 27, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jianan Yu/Files

A worker displays a handful of rice at a market in Hefei, Anhui province in this November 27, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jianan Yu/Files

A worker displays a handful of rice at a market in Hefei, Anhui province in this November 27, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Jianan Yu/Files
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A farmer harvests paddy in a farmland on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province in this October 9, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

A farmer harvests paddy in a farmland on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province in this October 9, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

A farmer harvests paddy in a farmland on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province in this October 9, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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