ChinaFile Quoted CEF's Infograghic on Environmental Impacts of China’s Pork Industry
The environmental impact of China's pork industry is becoming too large to ignore.
The pig industry – along with the agri-food sector as a whole – is big business in China today. Companies such as the WH Group and New Hope, China's largest producer of animal feed, are major employers and given generous state support. However, as the graphic produced by the US-based Wilson Center's China Environment Forum reveals, the costs of rising meat and intensive pig production can no longer be ignored. High-profile environmentalists such as Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Environmental and Public Affairs, say China should turn its back on its booming meat sector and encourage more sustainable levels of pork consumption. To read the full article, please click here. To find more infographics on China's environment issues, please visit China Environment Forum's Multimedia page.
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