Solution to China’s Pollution is on Its Plate

Given the planned purchase of U.S.-based Smithfield, the world’s largest producer of pork, by China-based agribusiness Shuanghui, an exploration of the ecological impacts of China’s fast-expanding meat production and consumption is in order. More Than Just Cars and… Read More

China Elaborates Law to Enhance Food Safety

On May 2nd, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) of China issued Interpretations on food safety criminal cases. The next day, a spokesman of the SPC further elaborated on the Interpretations during a… Read More

East African Women’s Leadership Initiative – April Update on the Kenyan Students

April has been a busy and productive month for the Kenyan students in the East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. The Kenyan students spent six weeks completing a basic computer course at Lewisa College of Professional Studies in… Read More

Sustaining Agro-Forests

Last week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization held its first International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in attempts to raise awareness of the contribution of forests to food security, economic development, and ecosystem… Read More

Meat prices continue to rise

The United States Department of Agriculture reports that food prices will continue to rise in 2013. Factors that led to this price increase are multifaceted and complex, with the 2012 United States drought and mass cattle culling, other… Read More

Meat and the Avian Flu

China’s latest avian flu outbreak, H7N9, has led to at least 126 infections and 24 deaths, with one confirmed case crossing national borders to Taiwan. The World Health Organization has stated this flu strain is a “serious threat”… Read More

Updates on the Avian Flu, and Will It Foster Changes in China’s Animal Farming System?

It has been a month since the first case of the human-infected influenza A (H7N9) was reported. By May 1st, the virus had been diagnosed in 128 people and has killed 27 people since March. Recently, a booklet… Read More