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Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms.

Date & Time

Jul. 28, 2015
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

*Event will be LIVE webcast.*

The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms. 

Sabrina Snell (U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission) will discuss the food safety challenges in China’s dairy sector and also explore questions of how to link rural dairy farmers with urban markets while improving food chain governance and agricultural sustainability. Xuehua Zhang (Sichuan University) will talk about a 10-year demonstration project led by the Chengdu Urban Rivers Association that has helped a farming village in Sichuan Province reduce agricultural non-point pollution into local rivers and soil. Susan Chan Shifflett (Wilson Center) will discuss how growing demand for meat and safer food is driving China’s appetite for agricultural imports, opening up opportunities and challenges for U.S. agribusiness. 


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China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

Global Risk and Resilience Program

The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world.  Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

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