The Chinese began rearing silkworms 7,000 years ago, and the domestication of wild rice can be traced back 6,400 years. Today, China still has an old agricultural society with a large rural population and farming is a key part of the national economy. In harmony with nature, traditional Chinese agriculture combines knowledge, culture and traditional technology, and has helped shape Chinese culture and civilization.
Slow Food Almanac
This edition of the Slow Food Almanac tells the story of many great foods and the small-scale producers working in the fields, in artisanal workshops, in kitchens, up in mountain pastures or amidst the sea’s waves who are offering an alternative narrative to the multinationals, agroindustry and many governments and international institutions.