On July 22, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited the core demonstration area of ​​the national standard production base of green food raw materials (corn) in Lishu County, Jilin Province. At present, the summer grain has achieved 17 consecutive harvests, and the early rice is expected to have a bumper harvest. The "bulk" autumn grain of the annual grain output is the key period for field management. The general secretary is very concerned about the current grain production situation.

  The Northeast is the most important commodity grain base in my country, and Jilin is also an important corn producing area. General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to inspect grain production here reflects the extraordinary position of the "granary of a big country" in his mind. He once pointed out: "Guaranteeing national food security is an eternal subject, and this string must not be loosened at any time."

  On July 22, 2020, Xi Jinping visited the core demonstration area of ​​the national standard production base of green food raw materials (corn) in Lishu County, Siping City, Jilin Province. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Yeshe

A pristine wish to struggle

  It is wise to read history and learn from the past. There have been many great famines in the history of our country. General Secretary Xi Jinping Zeng pointed out with earnest words and words: "These historical tragedies must not be repeated."

  The seemingly ordinary handful of wheat, a bowl of rice, and an ear of corn have a special weight in his heart.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping once told such a story: “Our generation has more or less memories of not having enough food and being hungry. During the three years of natural disasters, I lived in school and had poor food at night. I can only drink soup, which is called'guaranteed seven points full'. During the'Cultural Revolution', I went to the countryside to jump in the queue. I hadn't seen a drop of oil star seed for three months. It was really "I don't know the smell of meat in March." That winter, I sent it from home. For a few dollars, my classmates and I bought a few kilograms of frozen pork in a stone trough. We cut the meat into slices before we got burned. The taste was really delicious! Later we said don’t eat it anymore. There is no cooking. We have all experienced such poor days."

  During the two sessions this year, when visiting members of the economic circles who participated in the CPPCC meeting, General Secretary Xi Jinping recalled the hard years of the educated youth and was deeply moved. He says:

  "I have been a farmer for six or seven years. At that time, I was hungry and asked the people around me, what kind of life do you think is the best? What is the specific goal?"

  The common people gave him three answers at that time: The first goal is to stop begging for food, and to be able to eat a full stomach, even if you eat chafing vegetables; the second goal is to eat pure grains such as sorghum rice and corn flour; the third goal The goal at the time was unattainable-"Eat fine grains if you want to eat fine grains, and you can often eat meat."

  Since then, letting the villagers in poor areas "can eat cornmeal all year round", "a meal of meat, and often eat meat", has become the simple wish of the youth Xi Jinping.

On May 23, 2020, Xi Jinping visited members of the economic circles who participated in the CPPCC meeting. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Huanchi

  Today, people’s memories of hunger are gone. For ordinary people, there are seven things to open every day, such as firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce and vinegar tea, to eat a full meal is no longer a problem; for the heads of a big country, 1.4 billion mouths need to be eaten every day. , Price stability and instability, this is always the top priority of governance.

  As long as there are no major food problems, things in China will be stable. Everyone understands this principle, but in actual work, especially when the agricultural situation is good, it is often easy to become paralyzed. In this regard, General Secretary Xi Jinping has a strong sense of anxiety. He once profoundly pointed out: "There is no chance or toss on the food issue. Once a major problem occurs, it will be passive for many years, and no one will be able to save us by then."

  On June 10, 2020, in Mahui Village, Datong Town, Wu'an City, Hebei Province, an agricultural machine operator operates mechanical equipment to harvest wheat. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Xiao

"Do not miss the farming time" in a special year

  The global spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic has prompted global attention to the food problem. Looking back at the grain production in the first half of the year, China's spring farming agricultural production encountered congestion. It was difficult for farmers to get to the fields and transportation of agricultural materials. The grain circulation and processing were also affected. Panic hoarding of rice and noodles occurred in some places; some countries restricted grain. Exports cause people to worry, and the rampant desert locusts bring more harm to food production.

  According to the "State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" report recently released by five organizations including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, a preliminary assessment indicates that the new crown pneumonia epidemic may cause the number of undernourished people in the world to increase by 83 million to 132 million in 2020.

  In the face of the complicated international situation, can China hold its job well? With regard to this issue, General Secretary Xi Jinping, who is familiar with agricultural production, looked far ahead and caught up early.

  The National Video and Telephone Conference on Agricultural Production in the Spring Festival held on February 25 conveyed and learned important instructions from General Secretary Xi Jinping.

  It is worth noting that in the past, the National Spring Agricultural Production Conference was held in mid-to-late March. And this year's meeting was nearly a month earlier than previous years, and it has been held at the county level. General Secretary Xi Jinping personally gave important instructions to the country's spring agricultural production work, which was rare in the past, and sent a signal of focusing on agriculture and grain with special measures in special years.

  On September 25, 2018, Xi Jinping learned about grain production and harvest at Heilongjiang Agricultural Reclamation Construction Sanjiang Administration Bureau. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Yeshe

  "Do not miss the farming hours" are the four words that General Secretary Xi Jinping highlighted this year.

  It seems ordinary, but it has special practical significance this year. Due to the impact of the epidemic, the development of industry and service industries has been postponed. It can catch up with catching up and making up for it, but agriculture is "people make mistakes and make mistakes." One year". All localities and departments have made every effort to implement what the general secretary said.

  The central government has coordinated and promoted epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development, and proposed the "six guarantees", and ensuring food and energy security is an important task among them. During the two sessions in May, General Secretary Xi Jinping further instructed: "Achieve stable food production."

  On June 14, 2020, farmers transplanted rice seedlings in the 10,000-mu high-quality rice planting demonstration base on the banks of the Yellow River in Huimeng Town, Mengjin County, Luoyang City (UAV photo). Issued by Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Huang Zhengwei)

Good Chinese food in a rice bowl

  On July 22, 2020, Xi Jinping visited the core demonstration area of ​​the national standardization production base of green food raw materials (corn) in Lishu County, Siping City, Jilin Province. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yan Yan

  One of the main crops of autumn grain is corn. Although corn is not the staple food on people's table, it is the key to supporting the development of the breeding industry, and it is related to the meat in the people's bowl-which means that corn plays a key role in the continuous improvement of the nutritional level of the Chinese. This is also a deep meaning of General Secretary Xi Jinping's inspection.

  The general secretary inspected the core demonstration area of ​​the national standard production base of green food raw materials (corn) of one million acres, and cooperated with relevant research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Agricultural University to explore the implementation of modern agricultural production technologies and promote the green development of agriculture.

  On July 22, 2020, Xi Jinping came to the core demonstration area of ​​the national standard production base of green food raw materials (corn) in Lishu County, Siping City, Jilin Province, and Lu Wei Agricultural Machinery Farmers Professional Cooperative for inspection. Xinhua News Agency reporter Ju Pengshe

  To ensure food security, the key is to ensure food production capacity and ensure that it can be produced and supplied when needed. This requires us to keep the red line of arable land, build high-standard farmland, improve farmland water conservancy, and raise the level of modern seed industry, agricultural machinery and other technical equipment, as General Secretary Xi Jinping requested: "Really store grain in the ground. , The strategy of storing grain in technology has been implemented."

  On September 25, 2018, Xi Jinping had a cordial conversation with the farm workers at the Wanmu Dadihao of Qixing Farm, Heilongjiang. Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Huanchi

  The people are the foundation of the country, and the valley is the life of the people. Although the food in the bowl of the Chinese is enough to eat, in the face of various complex situations and risks, it is the long-term way to be prepared for danger in times of peace and not forgetting. For a country with a large population, more and less food are two issues of different nature-more food is pressure from inventory and financial pressure; less is social pressure, which is the pressure of the overall situation. "For the food issue, we must look at it strategically and look a little deeper and farther." General Secretary Xi Jinping said.

  The Chinese rice bowl must mainly contain Chinese food. For this reason, General Secretary Xi Jinping profoundly pointed out that under the new situation, efforts should be made to resolve deep-seated contradictions and problems in agricultural development, focusing on the structure of agricultural products, the ability to resist risks, and the level of agricultural modernization.

  Chinese rice bowls must be filled with food. In response to people’s new expectations, General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized the need to increase the supply of green and high-quality agricultural products, pay close attention to the standardized production of agricultural products, brand creation, quality and safety supervision, and promote the survival of the fittest and the quality of agriculture.

  Food security, for the country, is "the eighth politics of the government, and food is the chief of the government"; for the people, it is "all things leisurely and food is the greatest." For a country with a large population, this eternal topic is related to sustainable development, people's livelihood and well-being, and requires long-term efforts and constant attention.

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