A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Merle Goldman, Boston University
Merle Goldman is Professor Emerita of History at Boston University and Research Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University. She is a leading expert on Chinese affairs, and the author of a number of books and articles on China's cultural and political history. Her most recent books are From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China (2005), Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China: Political Reform in the Deng Xiaoping Era (1994), China’s Intellectuals: Advise and Dissent, Harvard University Press (1981) and, with co-author John K. Fairbank, the expanded version of China: A New History (1998). In addition, Dr. Goldman is the editor or co-editor of eight books on China.