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By Rebecca Bratter, U.S. Grains Council Director of Trade Development
2.5 billion. That’s the combined population of China and India. It’s also a number representing a growing need in the world today, the need to secure future food supplies for countries with exploding middle class populations.
An emerging middle class numbering nearly 200 million people backed by continued strong economic growth – anticipated to be 8.8 percent this year – is raising food security concerns within India, according to U.S. Grains Council leaders who were on the Council’s Officers Mission to India this week.
The goal of the U.S. Grains Council’s distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) marketing programs is to gain access to a market and increase the rate of the adoption of the product into commercial feed rations using various means such as nutritional education, feeding trials. The mission is accomplished by product quality and pricing seminars and reducing trade barriers.