Food and Agriculture News

Surf and Turf: The Environmental Impacts of China’s Growing Appetite for Pork and Seafood

May 08, 2014
Half the world’s pigs – 476 million – reside in China. Increasingly prosperous consumers are eating fewer grains and demanding a more protein-rich diet, ballooning the pork industry to 15 times its 1960s-era size. In the last 30 years, Chinese demand for meat has quadrupled and China is now the largest consumer of seafood in the world.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Vice News on the new amendments to China's Environmental Law

Apr 29, 2014
In the latest article at Vice News, "China’s Toxic Soil, Air Pollution, and Dead Animals Prompt Environmental Reform," Turner commented on the new amendments to 1989 China Environmental Protection Law (EPL) and Chinese pig industry.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner talked about the missions of the China Environment Forum in the interview with International Innovation Journal

Mar 06, 2014
In the latest issue of International Innovation, a journal providing insight and analysis on current scientific research trends, Jennifer Turner was interviewed on the role of the China Environment Forum (CEF) in promoting international cooperation and dialogues on Chinese environmental issues.

20 Years After Doomsday Predictions, China Is Feeding Itself, But Global Impacts Remain Unclear

Mar 03, 2014
China has turned to the global commodity market and buying farmland abroad to augment this strategy, despite its efforts to be self-sufficient in its domestic grain and food production.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Fast Company on Chinese technology firms and agriculture

Jan 13, 2014
Dr. Turner highlighted the China's determination to improve food safety in its 12th Five-Year Plan.

CEF Intern Katie Lebling Cited by Bloomberg Businessweek

Nov 22, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek cited Katie Lebling's work on China's distant water fishing fleets.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Investigates China's Water Challenge

Jul 24, 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Economy from Council on Foreign Relations testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs and talked about China's water challenge and its implications for the U.S. rebalance to Asia.

At the Desert’s Edge’ Gives a Glimpse of China’s Massive Desertification Challenge

Jul 03, 2013
At the Desert’s Edge, a new short documentary from the Asia Society and filmmaker Jonah Kessel, explains the challenges and efforts to combat desertification in Kulun Qi, a dry area in northeastern Inner Mongolia.

Wilson Center and Circle of Blue Release Multimedia Report on India's Water, Food, Energy Nexus

Jun 11, 2013
"Choke Point: India" finds that achieving food abundance is overwhelming India's mammoth and unwieldy bureaucracy, draining its freshwater reserves, and straining the energy sector and electrical grid.

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