Acknowledgements.- List of tables and figures.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Communist role and the food security situation.- 3 Immediate environmental stressors on food security.- Near-term environment stressors: climate change.- 5. Plant diseases pests and food security.- 6 Invasive species and food security.- 7 Biotechnological responses to food security needs.- 8 The legal and institutional framework to address food security needs.- 9 Issues in implementing food security in China.- 10 Summary and conclusions.- Index.
Explores indirect and direct relationships between environmental degradation and food security
Comprehensive treatment of major factors influencing China's food production, consumption and control systems
Analyses of actors (national and sub-national officials, scientists, non-governmental organizations, media) involved in food policy formation and implementation
Examination of recent controversies-GMOs and human health, "tainted" food product