Food and Agriculture News
May 17, 2014
In China, where pork reigns supreme – they eat 81 pounds per person – there are now 94 pigs per 100 acres of cropland (in the U.S. there are 20 per 100 acres). And that concentration of animals is causing havoc in the environment. In fact, agriculture now plays a bigger role in causing water pollution than does industry in the country.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 13, 2014
Dr. Turner highlighted the China's determination to improve food safety in its 12th Five-Year Plan.
Nov 22, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek cited Katie Lebling's work on China's distant water fishing fleets.
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.
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.