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.
Watch The Presentation From The China and Wildlife Habitat Panel At The "China: Finding Solutions" Conference
Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate.
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
Antonio Bento teaches public policy and economics at USC, where he also heads the Price School of Public Policy’s masters’ degree program and its environmental initiative. Bento’s research focuses on environmental, energy, and urban economics. He has written on climate change mitigation efforts as well as tax policies and regulations that promote environmental protection, including the expansion of biofuels and cleaner technologies. He has contributed to United Nation’s reports on climate change and is a lead author for the International Panel on Social Progress’s 2018 report. Bento previously taught at UC Santa Barbara, the University of Maryland and Cornell University.
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.