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Climate change and food security in China

Climate Change and Food Security in China, published in 2008 by Greenpeace, warns that China will lose its self-sufficiency in food production as early as 2030 because of climate change.
Climate Change and Food Security in China, published in 2008 by Greenpeace, warns that China will lose its self-sufficiency in food production as early as 2030 because of climate change. Climate change is affecting agricultural production through changes in temperature, water availability, soil condition, extreme weathers, crop diseases and pest outbreaks, with serious consequences for food security. This disaster can only be averted if the government takes immediate action to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and adopt policies encouraging more climate-friendly ecological agriculture. The report was authored by China's climate experts and agronomists and commissioned by Greenpeace. The report argues that ecological agriculture, which works with nature rather than against it, can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It can also better adapt to and survive the effects of climate change.
 

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