• Alfalfa, Queen of Forages: Reconquering the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

    5 days ago - By Food Tank

    July 2018 at 8:28 AM-The sky is gray, heavy with rain. This is our second day in Inner Mongolia, and today we'll be visiting the Professor's alfalfa trial sites in the northern part of this Chinese province. After a quick “good morning” and a handshake, we jump in the car, and soon behind us are the tall, modern buildings that lit up the previous night's skyline as if Hohhot was some Asian version of Las Vegas.
    I stare out the window at the passing scenery-flat, green lands that stretch out to the horizon on both sides of the highway. Grasslands make up more than 40 percent of China's...
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