Public Lecture

Long-term Prospects for China's Environment and Food Production

Vaclav Smil | Author
University of Manitoba
Vaclav Smil | Presenter
University of Manitoba
August 29, 1995

Prospects of feeding China are compromised by serious environmental pollution and ecosystem degradation. Many of these negative trends will continue, but there are also encouraging possibilities for better management and more efficient use of resources. As an expert in global agriculture, Dr. Vaclav Smil, explains the various possibilities for China’s food future. Dismissing alarmist views, Dr. Smil argues that China will likely be able to support itself agriculturally in the future.