China sows seeds for agricultural M&A splurge

Hunger for food security and safety are a recipe for overseas acquisitions in 2017.

China sows seeds for agricultural M&A splurge
China is the world's top soybean importer

China's push to improve food security and safety has provided the impetus for a growing wave of overseas acquisitions, says Mac El-Omari, head of JP Morgan’s consumer investment banking unit in Asia-Pacific.

The need to ensure China's people have enough safe food to eat has surged up the policy agenda since China's government published a 1996 white paper entitled The Grain Issue in China.

While many of China's farms and food...

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