Posted: Aug 04, 2022 12:01 AM
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When it comes to American security in the twenty-first century, there is nothing more important than how we are protecting ourselves from fundamental threats. These threats often come in a variety of different forms and from a handful of particularly adversarial nations. But no nation is more consistently or aggressively seeking to supplant America on the world stage than China.
From the theft of intellectual property to cyberattacks or military provocations, many of China’s instigations are widely covered and well known. But as we saw with the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the greatest threats we face from China can go under the radar until it is too late and the damage is already done.
One particular area where Americans likely do not appreciate the current threat that we face is within our food supply. For example, in 2021, China accounted for nearly 42% of the total pork production in the world. Notably, the Chinese have significantly increased their share of worldwide pork production