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China’s super-aging society A large number of “explosive elderly people” will change the world’s food balance

The Chinese Communist Party, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 1, is facing a difficult situation. Xi Jinping leadership is listed a “superpower” of 2050, it rushes into the super-aging society unprecedented At the same simultaneously in parallel. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the total population of China in 2020 will be 1,411.78 million. While the birth rate was the lowest ever, the population aged 65 and over increased to about 190 million, and the “declining birthrate and aging population” became prominent.

It has been pointed out that the population may start to decline in 2022, and government think tanks estimate that the number of people aged 60 and over will approach 500 million in 2050.

The impact is not limited to China. In terms of the impact on foreign countries, it is necessary to pay close attention to the “food problem”.

“Many elderly people in China have a strong appetite and are obese. Calorie restriction in facilities for the elderly is not common,” said a Chinese industry newspaper reporter. Food production in China is not enough.

Soybeans, which were once almost self-sufficient, are now relying on imports from the United States. As a result, there is a global shortage of soybeans, and the price of cooking oil made from imported soybeans is rising in Japan as well.

The actions of China’s “elderly eaters” are likely to drastically change the map of global food supply and demand.

* Weekly Post July 16th and 23rd, 2021


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