How China ensures a safe, secure food supply as it continues to grow will have global ramifications. The Des Moines Register, an Iowa-based daily newspaper interviewed CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett and proposed eight solutions to China food security.

"As China has borne the environmental burden of producing goods for export to the West, it may be time for the West to bear the environmental consequences of China's growing appetite for food," said Shifflett. CEF also recommended several steps to lessen agriculture’s footprint, such as: Offer greater incentives to encourage water conservation; make more investments in energy-saving technologies; use biogas digesters at livestock confinements to produce electricity and reduce manure discharge; promote urban agriculture to bring food closer to consumers.

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