Chinese market offers UK farms huge opportunities

The Chinese dragon is roaring – and its opportunities have grabbed the attention of UK food producers and politicians.

David Cameron led a trade mission to China in December and British food and farming were represented by DEFRA secretary Owen Paterson, Dairy Crest chief executive officer Mark Allen and Devon sausage-maker Charles Baughan.

Demand for high-quality dairy and pork products is particularly high, as the Chinese struggle to feed a population of 1.36bn on domestic production alone and its growing middle class develop more westernised tastes.

UK food producers selling to China told Farmers Weekly about the potential and the pitfalls of tapping into the Chinese market.

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