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Oct 18, 2016

A closer look at China’s food industry

A closer look at China’s food industry

China has more than a billion mouths to feed. This means that food production is done at industrial levels. Seeing that production up close is impressive and scary. Can production on this scale be sustainable? And is it safe?

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A worker carries and inspects lettuce plants growing under artificial lights and in a liquid solution at China's first computer-controlled greenhouse seedling factory located on the outskirts of Beijing /REUTERS

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Employees peel shrimps along a production line at a seafood factory in Rizhao /REUTERS

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An employee works at the production line of an edible oil company in Sanhe /REUTERS

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Workers hang dried fish onto poles at a processing facility on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province /REUTERS

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Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong /REUTERS

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Employees process meat along a production line at a factory of Shuanghui (Shineway) Group in Luohe /REUTERS

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Employees prepare slaughtered pigs along a production line at a factory of Shuanghui (Shineway) Group in Luohe /REUTERS

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Employees work at a production line prior to a seizure at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai /REUTERS

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Employees stand during a seizure conducted at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai /REUTERS

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An employee works at a production line prior to a seizure at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai /REUTERS

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An employee works along an assembly line at a liquor factory in Taiyuan /REUTERS

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People work at a production line of an instant noodles factory of the Nanjie Cun Group in Nanjie village of Luohe city /REUTERS

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Employees work at a production line of a chicken processing factory in Shenyang /REUTERS

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A worker places ginseng on a shelf at a ginseng processing factory in Baishan /REUTERS

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To match story CHINA-LOCALISATION/OREOS /REUTERS

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To match story CHINA-LOCALISATION/OREOS /REUTERS

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A view shows newly harvested red chilli being spread out to dry in the sun in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture /REUTERS

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A woman works at a conveyor belt carrying eggs to packaging at Deqingyuan ecological farm on the outskirts of Beijing /REUTERS

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Employees work on an instant noodles production line at Tingyi factory in Zhengzhou /REUTERS

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Employees check and place tofu to dry at a yard of a workshop in Qinguangdao /REUTERS

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File photo of a farmer drying newly harvested corn near her field in Zhuliang village of Qingzhou /REUTERS

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A woman walks in a yard where tea leaves are dried at a tea company in Dening /REUTERS

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A view shows newly harvested red chili being spread out to dry in the sun in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture /REUTERS

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A labourer works at the production line of a local dairy factory in Hefei /REUTERS

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Employees work inside a milk factory in Beijing /REUTERS

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A boy rides a bicycle in between home-made rice noodles in Changting county /REUTERS

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Freshly-baked mooncakes pass along a conveyor belt at a mooncakes factory in Shanghai /REUTERS

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Freshly-baked mooncakes pass along a conveyor belt at a mooncakes factory in Shanghai /REUTERS

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Employees work inside a beer factory in Shenyang /REUTERS

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Labourers work in a paddy field on top of a wine factory, Liujiang county, Guangxi province /REUTERS

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Employees work at a food processing factory in Yichang /REUTERS

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A man makes traditional candy "Matang" in preparation for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yuqing County /REUTERS

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An employee works at a production line at the Coca Cola plant in Nanjing /REUTERS

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A saleswoman holds salted dried ducks as she walks in between shelves ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year outside a store in Pengzhou /REUTERS

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Employees work at a vinegar mill in Zhenjiang /REUTERS

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Employees work at a vinegar mill in Zhenjiang /REUTERS

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An employee makes stuffed steamed buns at a food factory in Yangzhou /REUTERS

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A labourer carries a crock used to store yellow rice wine at a wine factory in Xitang in the ancient town of Jiaxing /REUTERS

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A worker arranges slaughtered pigs at pork-processing factory in Changzhi /REUTERS

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Workers use their feet to spread freshly harvested coffee beans to dry at Fushan Coffee Plantation in Chengmai county /REUTERS

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