Jian Yi, an independent filmmaker and activist based in Beijing, has written an op-ed for The Guardian’s Global Development site on the links between the Paris COP and a cow cloning “factory” planned for Tianjin, China. This would be the world’s biggest animal cloning center, focused primarily on raising cattle for beef production. Jian Yi discusses how this factory will increase China’s food security problems, as well as surrounding water, soil, and air quality.
He also talks about our joint project on What’s For Dinner?-based outreach across China. The article offers a fresh—and much needed—perspective from Chinese civil society work drawing from China’s agricultural realities, to development patterns, history, and culture. Read the entire article here.