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China’s crayfish boom is eating into food security, study warns

Diners feast at a massive crayfish banquet in Xuyi, Jiangsu province. Photo: Xinhua

  • Appetite for crustacean is encouraging farmers to give more land over to the industry and permanently flood fields, leaving less land for winter crops, researchers say
  • Practice has proved a popular poverty alleviation effort, with incentives from local governments

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Food and agriculture

Matt Ho

Updated: 11:00am, 7 Aug, 2020

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