‘Everything is gone.’ Flooding in China ruins farmers and risks rising food prices – CNN
By Laura He, CNN Business
Updated 8:04 PM ET, Sat August 8, 2020
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By this time of year, the rice growing onBao Wentao’s family farm should have been ready to harvest.
Instead, heavy flooding has engulfed huge swathes of southern China, includingmore than 36 acres of rice fields that 19-year-old Bao and his father tend to in their village near Poyang Lake.
“The crops have completely failed,” Bao told CN…