Price Hike? Covering China’s Food Security Strategy

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Price Hike? Covering China’s Food Security Strategy

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Global food prices are up 40% over last year, close to the levels during the 2007-2008 food crisis. With one in every six people in the world dependent on international trade for food, China’s massive grain and meat purchases are causing higher food bills and sparking fears of shortages — especially in developing countries. Enter China’s new food security strategy. Panelists addressed China’s revised plans to achieve “absolute” food security and the implications for global food trade. 

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Uchechukwu Jarrett

Yeutter Faculty Fellow; Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Andrea Durkin

Founder, Sparkplug LLC; nonresident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; advisory council member at the Yeutter Institute; former U.S. trade negotiator

Joseph Glauber

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute; former chief economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture