This week, IATP will release four new reports on agriculture in China, including looks at the dairy, poultry, feed, and pork industries. To accompany the launch of the reports, the Institute is also hosting a series of webinars. The second, on “China’s Meat Revolution: Agribusiness, Growth and Its Limits,” is Wednesday, February 19 at 10am CST. I’ll discuss the historic ascent of pork in China, the role of domestic and transnational firms, and some of the environmental implications. You can register for free at the link above.
Here’s a blurb from the webinar site:
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, the second largest producer of poultry and the fourth largest dairy producer. How and why has China achieved this “meat miracle”? What are the politics of this growth and the role of Chinese and foreign transnationals? Can China continue producing and consuming more or are there social and ecological limits that create “peak meat”?
Moderator: Ben Lilliston, VP for Program, IATP
Mindi Schneider, Assistant Professor of Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands
Shefali Sharma, Director of Agricultural Commodities and Globalization, IATP