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Uete ra n s
Rapid Rise of Asian Middle Class Likely
By Freddy Groves To Revamp Global Food Systems
U.S. Grains Council Previews the needs of the Asian middle ing mega-market will influence NEW ASIAN SYSTEM OF
Vet Centers Going Mobile
A Changing Vision of World class in a sustainable manner the global food system and our
Food Demands in 2040 through trade," Dorr said. two nations' participation in it,"
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb- said Geoffrey Wiggin, USDA's Asia does not yet have a well-
Have you checked out the Vet Center near you? These Depart- ruary 24, 2012 — The sophis- U.S. attitudes about feeding FAS Minister-Counselor in To- developed food safety and in-
ment of Veterans Affairs Centers provide dozens of health services, ticated food demands of newly the world are likely to change kyo. spection system, but this could
perhaps more than you'd expect. affluent consumers in China too. "Many of the agribusi- change through use of 21st-cen-
The Vet Centers were started in 1979 as a response to the need and other developing nations nesses and agricultural organi- Food 2040 outlines the fol- tury nanotechnology, biotech-
to help Vietnam-era veterans adjust to civilian life. Since then the are likely to cause major change zations that comprise the U.S. lowing possibilities for signifi- nology, information technology
eligibility for assistance has been expanded to include other eras in U.S. farming and food pro- Grains Council are starting to cant change in the global food and logistics systems.
of hostility. Since 2003, the services include bereavement help for duction, Asian food policy and review possibilities for meet- system.
spouses, parents and siblings of veterans who died on active duty, world trade, according to Food ing the needs and capturing the FOOD AS A SERVICE
as well as substance-abuse assessment and referral, job assessment 2040, a new study of emerging economic value that ascendency GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEMS
and referral, brain injury screening, benefits help and more. The food trends in Asia by the U.S. of the Asian middle class repre- RESTRUCTURED TO SUIT By 2040, 70 percent of con-
Centers, 207 of them across the country, had more than a million Grains Council (USGC). sents," said USGC Chairman Dr. CHINA'S MIDDLE CLASS sumer food expenditures in Ja-
visits last year. Wendell Shauman, an Illinois pan will go toward foods pre-
In addition to the Centers themselves, the VA has had 50 mo- USGC President and Chief corn farmer and member of the China is the world's fastest pared outside the home, and
bile vans going to areas that don't have easy access to the regional Executive Officer Thomas C. Illinois Corn Marketing Board. growing economy, and because China is likely to adopt Japan's
medical centers. These fully outfitted recreational vehicles, with Dorr presented a preview of "Working together with trad- of the sheer size of its popula- rapid acceptance of foods pre-
spaces divided into private rooms, head out to rural areas for on- Food 2040 today at the U.S. De- ing partners around the world tion, Chinese demand will re- pared outside the home.
the-spot counseling, information and referral for military sexual partment of Agriculture's annual to understand emerging trends, shape the global food industry
trauma, marriage and family counseling, bereavement counseling Agricultural Outlook Forum. we can use a convergence of over the next 20 years. Although FOOD AS A SERVICE
and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. science, technology and policy India is expected to surpass Chi-
In the event of a natural disaster, these vans also can serve as sup- "Growing affluence in China reform to meet changing food na in population numbers, China Food 2040 envisions a prolif-
port centers. They have phone lines, computers, WiFi and DVD, could change people's diets and demands and capture the eco- is likely to remain the dominant eration of specialty markets and
satellite dish, fridge, first aid, a defibrillator and more. the global food system. Con- nomic potential of new Asian economy within the timeframe product differentiation in Asia.
And now there are an additional 20 vans out on the road to serve sumers will expect more choice, consumers." of Food 2040. This is not a new concept for
rural areas. To read the list of locations for the new vans, go to the quality, convenience and safety the United States, where the av-
VA's website and put "new mobile vet centers" in the search box. in their food purchases," Dorr The U.S. Department of Ag- CHINA AS WORLD BIO- erage U.S. supermarket carries
To find the Vet Center nearest you, go online to www.va.gov and said. riculture's Foreign Agricultural SCIENCE LEADER almost 40,000 items, but when
put "find Vet Center" in the search box, or call 800-827-1000. Service (FAS) is assisting the four billion people around the
If you go to a Stand Down this year, you'll likely see those vans Food 2040 also reveals impor- Council with the launch of Food Agricultural biotechnology world with very different cul-
in place. tant implications for agricultural 2040 in Japan. "Japan and the may no longer be dominated by tures and diets begin to enjoy
trade policy between the United United States are longstanding U.S. technology. China is on a that degree of consumer choice
Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Ser- States and Asian nations. "We trading partners, and we under- path to global bioscience lead- it will significantly affect global
vice, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to are seeing China become more stand each other well. Now, our ership, driven by major central food production, processing and
columnreply @ gmail.com . open to acceptance of new tech- two nations must learn more government investments to meet distribution systems.
(c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. nology, such as agricultural bio- about China and develop an un- its own food needs and a desire
technology, which can help meet derstanding of how this emerg- to be an export leader.
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