Corn Wars: A Tale of Espionage, Intrigue and Agriculture

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Despite its remarkable landmass, China simply cannot grow enough food to feed itself. Water shortages and lack of arable terrain have forced their government to buy between two and five million metric tons of American corn annually, which accounts for 94 percent of their imports.

Ted Genoways is an award-winning writer and editor. His latest article in the New Republic, "Corn Wars," tells the story of Chinese spies stealing America's agricultural secrets right out of the ground.

Music: "Mojave Midnight Moonlight" by Voodoo Organist



Evan Kleiman