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Food Security: meeting our growing population’s demand. Food Security. Multi-dimensional Issues: Growing middle class Climate Change Water Pollution.

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food security
Food Security
  • Multi-dimensional Issues:
    • Growing middle class
    • Climate Change
    • Water Pollution

"China lowered its levels of hunger and under-nutrition through strong commitment to poverty reduction, social security networks, nutrition and health interventions, and improved access to safe water, sanitation and education,"

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Food Security
  • Finite Resources
    • Middle class growth produces increased protein consumption
    • Two main sources of fresh water:

- Yellow and Yangtzi

    • Due to pollution, 2/3 of available land is is not arable

“China has managed to feed roughly 21 per cent of the world’s population on only 9 per cent of the world’s arable land.”

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Food Security
  • Possible Solutions
    • Landgrab
      • Africa, China-Russia border
    • Import Food
      • India, Thailand, U.S.
    • Technology
      • GMO
    • Better Use of Resources
      • Land restoration
      • U.S. EPA model?

“Some researchers say as much as 70 percent of China’s farmland is affected by pollution”