Alarm in Argentina over China’s project to build three mega-farms in its territory

The main investor is Zhengbang Group, China's fourth largest pig producer, which was fined in China two years ago for pollution. The farms will be located in the northeast, center and southwest of the province, each within 100 kilometers of each other.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China's need to satisfy its annual per capita consumption of 30 kilos of pork meat per year could turn Argentina into one of the global 'piggeries' with the announced installation of three mega-farms in one of its poorest provinces.

96.5% of Argentina's pig farms are small-scale producers, with less than 50 breeding sows. Only 1% of breeders have as many as 7,000 animals. But now, there is talk of more than 30,000 heads on each farm.

On July 6, 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the then Foreign . . .

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