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ECFA a threat to food security: experts

TAKING CONTROLChinese firms are already able to affect prices of wheat and corn, and they would easily be able to establish a monopoly in Taiwan, a lawmaker warned

By Lin Shu-hui  /  STAFF REPORTER

Wong said in 1955, Taiwan grew wheat on 20,000 hectares in Taipei, Tainan and Taitung, but because of increased imports of US wheat, it is now only grown locally on 6 hectares in Daya Township, Taitung County.

Wong said growing wheat in the autumn and winter could help solve the problem of low vegetable prices because of oversupply during the winter, increase farmers’ incomes and help solve the unemployment problem.

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