Food Safety & Security
by China Water Risk 9 April, 2014
A couple of reports on global food security were published last month including HSBC’s “No Water, No Food”. The author, Wai-Shin Chan shares with us how the pursuit of food safety and food security in China could lead to increased food imports. 87% of the Chinese public is now deeply concerned about food safety. This is clear from award-winning photographer Lu Guang’s documentary works. Recently, his heart-rending & insightful photographs left the audience in shocked silence at the Water Philanthropy Forum. See the tangible links between industrial pollution & sensitive social issues through his powerful images as he talks us through China’s Crying Lands.Need more stats on pollution & water scarcity? Get the latest update in our review on the state of China’s agriculture. Concerned about cadmium, mercury and lead? We also reviewed China’s farmland & crop exposure to heavy metal discharge. Worried about your rice? Check out “8 Things You Should Know About Rice & water. Ensuring food security amidst rising food demand is not just China’s problem. WRI’s Francis Gassert tells us why tension between global crop production and available water supply is poised to intensify.
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