Are You What You Eat

China, Group 4; Brannan, Vallejos, Daniels

Food- Facts That have affected China's Diet

Being the worlds most populous country and one of the largest in area, China spans much of east Asia. 1.3 billion of their people live in the south east part of the country. Many people cramping into one small area, food is harder to grow and is not enough for all its people.


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China's Food Diet

China having been a communist and dictatorship form of government in the past has affected their diet, the government having dictation of agracultural work.


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Famine

"...in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country has beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats and foreign occupation" Food shortages have affected China's peoples diets, they dont have enough to eat.


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Government Actions

After WWII, the communists under Mao Zedong established an autocratic socialist system tht taxed everyday life and cost lives of tens of millions of people. Taxes and payments to the government could take away so much money, they don't have enough to feed their families


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Religions

China, Having a large range of religious views could cause families to change their diets and food consumption. Daoist, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, ETC. Because certain religions do not allow for eating of certain foods like chicken or meat, families of those religions must adapt their meals because of their religious beliefs.


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Natural Disasters

Uncontrollable natural events like tsunamis, earthquakes or famines are things farmers must expect when providing food. China has a string of active volcanos that in the past have caused shortages of food


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Population

Population growths in China have caused people their to eat differently. China has a population of about 1.3 Billion people and that number is growing. As more people come to living in China, more foods in needed to feed those new people.


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